Verizon Wireless sues Sprint over interconnects

Verizon Wireless has filed a lawsuit against Sprint Nextel for allegedly failing to pay $10 million in interconnection fees. The suit was filed in Delaware federal court.

"Verizon has repeatedly attempted to resolve this dispute short of litigation," the suit stated. "Yet these attempts, made over many months and through both written and personal communications, have been fruitless. Accordingly, Verizon has been forced to seek relief from this court."

Meanwhile, Sprint is attempting to get the FCC to confirm that AT&T must honor an interconnection condition it agreed to as a condition for gaining approval of its merger with BellSouth in 2006.

For more on the interconnection issues:
- read this article from RCR News