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Sprint has really been struggling all round for some time and a sale of a network that was superceded in both technology and popularity terms a while back makes a lot of sense – the only question is who would buy it? The same reasons that Sprint would want to get rid of the iDen network are reasons why it would be hard to find a potential buyer.

In a recent filing, Sprint said it wants will consider “”improving operations, making additional investments, entering into strategic partnerships and considering potential divestitures” when it comes to iDen. I suspect Sprint would rather favour the latter two options.

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