Sprint Signs MVNE Agreement with Simplexity
Sprint and Simplexity MVNO today announced that they have signed a multi-year agreement giving Simplexity the rights to resell Sprint's network products and services. Simplexity is a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) and this deal will allow it to act as the go-between company that interfaces with Sprint's wholesale and MVNO partners. Simplexity provides the back-end products and services that allow MVNOs to launch using Sprint's network. Simplexity has a similar agreement in place with LightSquared.
Sprint Signs Roaming Deal with Cuban Carrier
Sprint today said it has cut a roaming agreement with Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA). Sprint is the first U.S.
AT&T Signs Interconnect Agreement with Cuba Carrier
AT&T today said it has signed an interconnect agreement with Cuba's Empresa De Telecomunicaciones De Cuba (ETECSA). The agreement will eventually allow AT&T customers to roam on ETESCA's network when traveling to Cuba.
Sprint to Use ItsOn Platform to Offer Custom Plans
Sprint recently agreed to license ItsOn's Smart Services Platform, which lets network operators offer a wider array of customized service plans. ItsOn has run its own MVNO on Sprint's network under the name Zact since last year.
Republic Wireless MVNO to Add GSM-Based Service
Republic Wireless, an MVNO that operates on Sprint's network, says it has signed a deal with a GSM-based carrier and will expand service with a GSM smartphone later this year. Republic's SVP of sales Lon France told Fierce Wireless the device will be a high-end Motorola handset, though he didn't name the exact model nor the new carrier partner (likely T-Mobile).
Zact to Call It Quits, But Sprint Has an Alternative On Deck
Zact Mobile, an MVNO that resold access to Sprint's network, plans to shut down at the end of August. Zact launched in 2013 and was notable because it allowed customers to adjust their voice minutes, messaging, and data allotments on the fly to suit their needs.