iDEN reconfig/shutdown update
http://www.phonenews.com/sprint-to-begin-phasing-out ... »
"Sprint has taken great strides to de-emphasize iDEN since the last major upgrades to the network in 2008 which allowed it to offer unlimited flat-rate service and proved unexpectedly popular, so much so that it was able to increase ARPU on the network and draw in more customers than expected."
Which seems to say that Nextel/iDEN was not dying of natural causes, rather it was murdered by Sprint ;-)
http://www.rcrwireless.com/americas/20110907/feature ... »
"In February, NII Holdings signed agreements with Huawei to provide end-to-end W-CDMA solutions to build Nextel Mexico’s W-CDMA networks relating to its 3G spectrum licenses in Mexico."