Sprint Signs LTE Wholesalers
Sprint has signed wholesale LTE capacity agreements with at least 10 companies, said Matt Carter, president of Sprint Wholesale Solutions and New Ventures in an interview. Carter said that its wholesale customers will provide Sprint LTE services under their own brand, but declined to name any of the companies. Sprint last year said it wanted to increase the number of its wholesale customers, which now number more than 100. The new wholesale customers may be seeking alternative service providers now that LightSquared's planned LTE 4G network has been blocked by the FCC. LightSquared had signed up dozens of wholesalers before its plans collapsed.
Nonprofits Convince Judge to Delay Sprint's WiMAX Shutdown
Mobile Citizens, a not-for-profit organization that provides free and low-cost internet service to schools, has won an injunction preventing Sprint from shutting down its WiMax network. Sprint had planned to cease operating WiMax on Nov.
Sprint Signs Altice USA As Its Latest MVNO
Sprint has signed an agreement with Altice USA to resell Sprint service as an MVNO. Sprint is calling the deal a first-of-its-kind arrangement, as it will see the companies sharing services.
Sprint Doubles LTE Plus Footprint
Sprint today said it has doubled the availability of its LTE Plus coverage from 77 markets in November to more than 150 markets today. Some of the new markets include Boulder, Colo., West Palm Beach, Fla., Cleveland, Ohio, and Syracuse, N.Y.
Sprint Retires 'Spark' and Launches 'LTE Plus'
Sprint is rebranding its LTE 4G network in an effort to call attention to the technology involved in making the network tick. Sprint LTE Plus replaces the Sprint Spark name for the company's tri-band LTE network, which uses 800MHz, 1.9GHz, and 2.5GHz.