SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is struggling to overhaul Sprint's corporate culture in an effort to make the nation's No. 3 wireless carrier more competitive against larger rivals AT&T Mobility and Verizon and upstart challenger T-Mobile US. According to a detailed profile of Son in the Wall Street Journal, the Japanese billionaire executive is holding repeated meetings with all levels of Sprint's management, both in-person and through video conferencing, and is working to instill a fast-paced, Silicon Valley-style attitude at what he sees as a staid, Kansas-based wireless operator.
Sprint worked with Facebook to develop a Facebook application that lets customers invite friends on Facebook to join a Sprint "Framily" group plan. The collaboration is novel and an indication that Sprint is putting a great deal of emphasis on the plans, which were unveiled in January.
Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Hoettges has hinted that the company is now well positioned to realise his expansion goals, after the German operator returned to profitability in 2013.
Sprint's team of technology and networks executives is receiving a major shakeup, with Steve Elfman, president of network operations at Sprint, and Bob Azzi, the carrier's senior vice president of networks, leaving the company. Meantime, John Saw, Clearwire's former CTO, has been promoted to Chief Network Officer of Sprint. Saw had previously been Sprint's senior vice president of technical architecture.
According to a new investor report from Credit Suisse analysts, a majority of FCC commissioners would rather not have to evaluate a potential transaction like Sprint/T-Mobile.
T-Mobile US CTO Neville Ray pushed back hard against a recent report from network testing firm RootMetrics that placed T-Mobile last in overall network performance and reliability and third in speed.
Verizon Wireless topped the overall rankings for network performance in a new nationwide test conducted by network testing firm RootMetrics, outpacing rival AT&T Mobility.
When Qualcomm asked if I'd be interested in hopping on a plane to Phoenix some 24 hours after returning home from the Mobile World Congress trade show in Spain, I hesitated. But I relented because I knew the trip would give me an up-close glimpse at the vendor's small cell network that it had deployed over Sprint's 2.5 GHz spectrum for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
AVONDALE, Ariz.--Qualcomm made the Phoenix International Raceway a test bed for hyper-dense small cell deployment this month during NASCAR's popular Sprint Cup Series, showing how the compay's UltraSON software and Qualcomm Atheros chipsets can be used to lay out small cell networks with minimal or no RF planning.
The U.S. government accused Sprint for over-charging by as much as 50 percent for court-ordered wiretaps the carrier provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other law-enforcement agencies.