Sprint commits to iDEN, Moto rejoices

US mobile operator and WiMAX pioneer, Sprint, said it intends to rejuvenate its ageing iDEN network after failing to find a buyer for the unit. The carrier, which acquired the iDEN network along with Nextel in 2005, said it has extended its long term partnership with Motorola, the creator of the proprietary push to talk […]

Sprint finds buyer for iDEN unit?

US operator Sprint Nextel is understood to have received significant interest in its iDEN push to talk operation originally set up by Nextel. Sprint bought up Nextel for around $36bn in 2005, giving it a solid enterprise customer base. But the flagging operator has been haemorrhaging subscribers of late and more recently shifted its evolution […]

iDEN suitors in the frame, says Sprint Nextel CEO

Dan Hesse, Sprint Nextel CEO, says there is “significant interest” in Nextel from potential buyers. Nextel, which runs the push-to-talk iDEN network – a proprietary technology from Motorola – was purchased by Sprint in 2005. Speaking at the launch of WiMAX-embedded laptops for Xohm, the WiMAX business unit of Sprint, Hesse added that the harsh economic […]


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