A top Sprint executive said April was its "best month ever in the history of wireline" in terms of selling new ports and circuits on its network. Mike Fitz, the VP and general manager of Sprint's new Global Wireline Business Unit, said that the business had been in decline for a while, but that the company is now showing progress in terms of selling new fiber-based Ethernet services and managed services.
Sprint has made impressive progress in cutting costs and increasing liquidity as it continues to navigate difficult financial waters, analysts at UBS wrote this week. But serious questions remain about whether the operator can continue to add subscribers, trim its budget and maintain its network all at the same time.
With so much focus being on wireless much of the world seemingly has forgotten that Sprint has a profitable wireline business. The company is working to change that attitude by launching a separate wireline division dedicated to its business customer base. Leading this segment is 10-year company veteran Mike Fitz.
Sprint and Windstream may be ramping up their presence in the Ethernet services race, but to get the necessary scale these service providers can't justify building out fiber to every business location they serve.
BOSTON-- A top executive for Cox Communications said that the company continues to evaluate whether it will launch an MVNO service, but that it hasn't made a decision either way yet.
Sprint is creating an in-house advertising and marketing agency as the carrier continues to look to cut costs and reverse its financial slide.
Sprint is looking to bolster its Ethernet strategy by offering customers the option to access two new options-- Ethernet over Copper (EoC) and Ethernet over DOCSIS (EoDOCSIS)-- via its growing array of access network partners this summer.
Sprint said it will give a year of Amazon Prime-- worth $99-- for free to new or existing customers who sign up for the carrier's 40 GB shared data plan. The offer comes weeks after Sprint offered its customers access to Amazon Prime for $10.99-- a price that Amazon itself began offering just a few days later.
Sprint finally showed some love for its wireline business this week by launching a separate wireline division dedicated to its business customer base, but questions remain about product direction and if they are considering a possible sale of the unit.
Verizon currently does not support Apple's Wi-Fi calling technology that allows users to make and receive Wi-Fi calls on other iCloud-connected devices like iPads and the Apple Watch. And Sprint's Boost and Virgin prepaid brands still don't support any of the Wi-Fi calling technology Apple introduced two years ago through its iOS 8 operating system.