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.
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).
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.