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Sprint Looking to Rent Excess Network Capacity

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Mar 24, 2009, 7:19 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

According to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal, Sprint is looking to bring in some extra money by renting out the use of its excess capacity to consumer electronics makers. Sprint is in active talks with companies such as Garmin, SanDisk and Eastman Kodak, and will allow for the wireless delivery of information to consumer electronics devices other than phones. Sprint would charge based on how much data is transmitted by the consumer electronics companies to the devices. Sprint already provides the wireless downloads for Amazon's Kindle device.

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Mar 24, 2009, 1:28 PM


They have excess network capacity? Confused
This just means they have area's where their coverage is more than the customers require... so say a city where they can host 3 million callers but they only have 850,000=1million customers there, with maybe a peak of 2 million for tourism or somethi...

Mar 24, 2009, 4:18 PM

Maybe Zer01?

Like what I see about this company. The idea seems to make sense. »

Mar 24, 2009, 2:34 PM


Between Sprint's 3G capabilities and a market that seems to be untapped by any of the other carriers this actually seems like a good idea. Also there is like no down side for Sprint since they have the capacity, its straight profit.

Mar 24, 2009, 12:03 PM

Its a good idea

They have to make money somehow.
Sell excess capacity for any/all uses.
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