Sprint taps Ericsson to run its network
Sprint yesterday confirmed long-running rumours it is to transfer operation of its networks to Ericsson, marking one of the industry’s largest-ever and most significant outsourcing deals.
Euro telco vendors tipped for minor recovery in 2Q
Europe’s beleaguered telecoms equipment and handset vendors are forecast to report minor improvements in their forthcoming second-quarter results, reports Dow Jones Newswires.
Ericsson joins fight for Nortel’s mobile assets
Ericsson – the world’s largest mobile equipment vendor – has revealed it will submit a bid in tomorrow’s auction for Nortel Networks’ CDMA and LTE access assets.
Sprint will offer Android device in 09
eWeek reports that Sprint CEO Dan Hesse told Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference-goers that Sprint will offer a mobile phone running the Google Android operating system in 2009. Motorola is deemed to be a likely manufacturer.
Sprint Nextel to acquire Virgin Mobile USA
BREAKING NEWS – US operator Sprint Nextel is to acquire MVNO Virgin Mobile USA for US$483 million. Virgin Mobile operates a prepaid service running over Sprint’s network.
Sprint launches mobile hotspot devices
US mobile operator Sprint has launched two new mobile hotspot devices, one a pocketable personal wireless broadband router, the other for enterprise Wi-Fi users, reports Information Week.
Sprint to launch Android handset
Sprint is to launch HTC’s Hero device on its network, the first Android-powered handset available from the US operator. The device will go on sale 11 October and cost around US$180.
Sprint offers unlimited call plan
US operator Sprint Nextel yesterday launched a service plan offering unlimited calls to any national mobile device, as the company attempts to stem huge levels of customer churn.
Sprint supports Brew
Sprint is planning to launch devices running Qualcomm’s Brew platform. No specific details were mentioned in the US operator’s press release today.
iPCS affiliates file suit against Sprint
Three subsidiaries of Sprint affiliate operator iPCS are contesting Sprint Nextel’s planned US$483 million acquisition of MVNO Virgin Mobile USA.
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