Sprint affiliate Shentel reorganizes, Pirtle to oversee wireless division

Sprint (NYSE:S) regional affiliate Shenandoah Telecommunications (Shentel) has reorganized its management team to better focus on three lines of business--wireless, wireline and cable. William Pirtle has been named vice president of wireless and will oversee the company's wireless marekting, sales, network operations, site acquisition and tower leasing.

The company said it realigned its management team to focus on growth and push additonal functions and decision-making closer to the customers. Thomas Whitaker was named vice president of cable and Edward McKay was named vice president of wireline and engineering.

Last November, Shentel launched LTE service in around 56 markets in the Mid-Atlantic, expanding Sprint's LTE footprint by roughly 735,000 POPs. The company said at the end of second quarter that it had upgraded 427 of its 525 cell sites to LTE and was scheduled to have its LTE network complete by year's end.

The affiliate offers service in portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

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