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August 22, 2011  11:25 PM

Hope for Clearwire: Sprint desperately seeking cable partners

Posted by: Tom Nolle
cable operators, Clearwire, content delivery networks, mobile services, MSOs, Sprint, TV everywhere

It looks like there may be some hope for Clearwire; Sprint is said to be seeking cable partners to help fund a buyout of the firm. There’s some logic to this move, I...

July 29, 2010  12:00 PM

Sprint gains customers, but MNVOs/wholesale dominates

Posted by: Tom Nolle
MNVO, smartphones, Sprint, wireless

Sprint gained customers overall in the last quarter, turning around a problem that it’s had for three years, but it continued to lose people in the post-pay market where most profits are found. The gains were also largely...

February 5, 2010  2:00 PM

DT may be planning T-Mobile IPO or acquisition in U.S.

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Deutsche Teleko, IPO, m, mergers & acquisitions, Regulations, Sprint, T-Mobile

T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom may be planning an IPO for the U.S. mobile operation, a partial spin-off or merger, or even a sale of the unit in order to boost its own...

November 10, 2009  1:54 PM

Sprint & WiMAX partners to invest more in technology development

Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, LTE, Sprint, WiMAX

Sprint and others in the WiMAX partnership have agreed to contribute more money to the 4G wireless technology despite the view by some that WiMAX is the poor stepchild of 4G and that LTE is the...

October 30, 2009  2:57 PM

NSN professional services a plus for carrier procurement zone strategy

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, LTE, NSN, procurement zone, professional services, Qwest, Sprint, Verizon

The head of NSN’s North America operation said the company would be an LTE leader in North America, and said it rather emphatically, to be sure. The comments came at NSN's analyst event this week, which was a parade of optimism on NSN’s prospects in the market, not only in North America...

September 14, 2009  3:44 PM

DT and Sprint: Acquisition in the making?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
DT, mergers & acquisitions, Sprint, T-Mobile, wireless

There are financial rumors that DT is looking to buy Sprint, whichwas enough to send DTs stock down in Europe today. DT is said to be looking to boost its

July 10, 2009  2:06 PM

Outsourcing operations trend appeals to carriers, too

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, managed services, network operations center (NOC), outsourcing, Sprint

Sprint is outsourcing its network operationst o Ericsson, the latest player in a series who have taken this sort of step. Alcatel-Lucent has been the beneficiary of most of...

May 5, 2009  12:13 PM

Network outsourcing trend grows from operations economics

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, network management, NSN, outsourcing, Sprint

Sprint is rumored to be looking at outsourcing its network management/operations to Ericsson, another data point in the growing number of management outsource deals. While there are certainly some potential savings involved in this...

January 26, 2009  5:11 PM

Sprint layoffs are cautionary ARPU tale

Posted by: Tom Nolle
ARPU, AT&T, Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, wireless

Sprint is a poster child for the...

July 16, 2008  2:53 PM

SK Telecom sniffs around Sprint

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Sprint, WiMAX

The low dollar may be contributing to interest in Sprint by SK Telecom, though many international operators have eyed acquisition as a means of entering the US market. There isn’t much commentary on the deal, but we are hearing the SK Telecom may be betting that the WiMAX position in the US...


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