Sprint defies court ruling over affiliate mess

As Sprint Nextel continues to be haunted by its legal battles with former affiliates, the operator says it will seek a stay of an Illinois federal court decision last month that ordered the operator to divest select Midwest wireless operations within 180 days. The court made a ruling in favor of affiliate iPCS, agreeing with the company that the Sprint Nextel merger violated its non-compete management agreement along with a subsequent order to divest assets. In response to the order, Sprint Nextel said it will continue operating its iDEN network nationwide, including in iPCS' coverage areas, for the foreseeable future. The ruling contradicts a similar ruling in Delaware. The judge there said Sprint couldn't compete with iPCS using CDMA technology, but could keep its iDEN network running.

To read more about Sprint's move to stay the iPCS ruling:
- take a look at this article from RCR Wireless News

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