LightSquared Near to Inking Deal with Sprint
According to unnamed sources cited by Reuters, LightSquared is on the cusp of signing a $2 billion network agreement with Sprint. Under the terms of the proposal, LightSquared would pay Sprint $2 billion per year to rent network access on Sprint's 40,000 cell towers across the U.S., which it would use to run its own network on its own spectrum. Reuters' sources didn't provide details on exactly how this arrangement would work, but indicated the agreement, if signed, would last for eight years. Both LightSquared and Sprint are looking for various ways to fund network improvement projects. Earlier today, Bloomberg said that LightSquared is close to a deal with AT&T.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
Sprint today announced the Magic Box, a tool Sprint hopes consumers and businesses will use to help it densify its LTE network. The Magic Box is similar to a signal booster in that owners place it in a window.
Verizon Exploring Tower Sale
Verizon Wireless is weighing whether or not to sell its cell towers to a third party, reports Reuters. Earlier this month Verizon's Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo indicated the company is interested in such an idea.
Sprint to Sell Certain Network Assets for $2.2 Billion
Sprint has agreed to sell select network assets to a company called Network LeaseCo and then lease back those assets for an unspecified sum. The move is meant to boost Sprint's cash position and will eventually add $2.2 billion to the company's coffers.
this just in!
Basically anyone that will ink a deal with them and solve their GPS frequency interruptions!