July 5, 2017

Sprint’s desperate search for a merger reduces its negotiation power.

Sprint has been in talks with T-Mobile for a possible merger, but the latest news about Sprint looking to partner up with Cable companies like Comcast or Charter communication signals its desperation. According to recent news Sprint’s Japanese owner, Masayoshi Son is looking for an out and a quick one. Sprint being in fourth place after T-Mobile has been losing money and has been trying different promotions to stay afloat. Wall Street noted that Sprints need for the next-generation network can be satisfied through its merger with any of the giant cable companies. Sprint has been running aggressive promotions to […]
June 27, 2017

A Business Collaboration Deal Between Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) And T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) Could Make Sprint Formidable

An alliance between Sprint and T-Mobile should, by all means, pose worries to the telecom giant AT&T , and this was said at CNBC on Thursday by the CEO for Sprint, Marcelo Claure. While speaking to some top journalists working with one of the most renowned media house, the top executive said, “We have looked at every other alternative to make sure we are making the right decision. If the government works to allow us to combine, we’ll be No. 3, but we’ll be a formidable competitor, and we’ll continue to disrupt the industry.” The Sprint chief recently attended a meeting at the White […]
June 22, 2017

Sprint tests Massive MIMO with Samsung in South Korea

Like the saying “go big or go home,” Sprint decided to conduct Massive MIMO tests on none other than the busy streets of Suwon, South Korea, and in a twist on the old cliche, it will take those results to its home territory in the U.S. and apply them here. The testing was done with Samsung, which has a big R&D presence in Suwon, so it made sense to do the tests where they had easy access to the engineering team. The tests represented real-world scenarios outdoors, which is different from an earlier demonstration that Sprint did with Nokia at Mobile World […]
June 21, 2017

Sprint Expands in Southern California with 78 New Retail Stores Creating More Than 550 Jobs

Sprint continues to expand its presence and investment in Southern California with plans to add more than 550 new jobs and 78 new retail locations throughout the southland by the end of 2017. The new jobs will include a combination of retail, operations and technical experts. Currently, Sprint counts more than 1,400 employees and operates more than 300 branded retail locations throughout the Southern California region. ‘This retail expansion is a big part of our local approach that delivers a world-class experience for our customers, making it easier to take advantage of Sprint’s industry-leading value for unlimited data, talk and text, […]
June 20, 2017

Moody’s: Possible Sprint/T-Mobile Hookup Could Mean $3B in Savings

But credit agency says any deal could take 3-5 years to complete  Moody’s: Possible Sprint/T-Mobile Hookup Could Mean $3B in .., (accessed June 20, 2017). The much speculated merger of No. 3 and No. 4 wireless companies T-Mobile and Sprint could give the combined entity as much as $3 billion in cost synergies but would give competitors ample time to readjust their strategies. T-Mobile and Sprint abandoned an effort to merge in 2014 after it was determined that it would not receive regulatory approval. But talks reportedly started up again last month, in part because of optimism around the new presidential administration is […]
June 19, 2017

Verizon’s first LTE-only handset is an LG flip phone

When Verizon finished rolling out its LTE network for calls, it became apparent that it also plans to drop its CDMA phone service altogether. Now, the carrier has begun offering its first LTE-only handset to subscribers, and it’s obviously an attempt to lure people who prefer basic feature phones over smartphones away from the legacy network. The LG Exalt LTE is a flip feature phone, and even though it looks much nicer and sturdier than its plasticky counterparts, it’s still far removed from the advanced devices we’re used to today. Its specs underline that it’s definitely not something for those […]