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Sprint ready to offload Nextel’s iDen

According to Reuters, the latest twist in the saga that is Sprint is set to get rid of the iDen network it picked up when it acquired Nextel a few years ago. Sprint has really been struggling all round for some time and a sale of a network that was superceded in both technology and […]

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Clearwire, Sprint give birth to new WiMax venture

It looks like there’s life in US WiMax yet. US providers Clearwire and SprintNextel have agreed to combine their WiMax networks into a new company, under the Clearwire brand. They’ve got some powerful friends on board too: Intel, Google, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks have agreed to finance the new company to […]

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Deutsche Telekom to buy Sprint?

According to German paper Der Spiegel, Deutsche Telekom is considering going shopping and acquiring US carrier Sprint Nextel, with a view to merging it with its own T-Mobile USA. It’s a fascinating rumour but I’m not entirely convinced that this isn’t just an idle ‘what if?’ scenario from some Deutsche Telekom exec. Granted, for anyone […]

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Sprint: looking at Deutsche buy, Nextel spin off?

Rumour mills are great fun. And there’s been some great rumours coming out of the US mobile industry in the last couple of days, both concerning Sprint Nextel and what might be its next move in the face of some ongoing financial troubles. The first rumour comes from suggestions by analysts that T-Mobile parent Deutsche […]