OVERLAND PARK, Kan.
– Sept. 26, 2015 - Sprint (NYSE: S), after thorough analysis, announced today that it will not participate in the 600 MHz incentive auction. Sprint has concluded that its rich spectrum holdings are sufficient to provide its current and future customers great network coverage and be able to provide the consistent reliability, capacity, and speed that its customers demand.
“Sprint’s focus and overarching imperative must be on improving its network and market position in the immediate term so we can remain a powerful force in fostering competition, consumer benefits and innovation in the wireless broadband world,” stated Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. “Sprint has the spectrum it needs to deploy its network architecture of the future.”
Sprint has started a major effort to increase coverage and capacity by densifying its network and increasing the number of cell sites using its existing spectrum. Sprint is already deploying new technologies, such as carrier aggregation, that unlock the potential of its strong 2.5 GHz spectrum position. The company has seen positive results from its infrastructure upgrades in key U.S. markets, as RootMetrics®
surveys increasingly show. Sprint is laser-focused on building on that progress and is steadfast in its mission to have a world-class network for consumers and businesses.
As Sprint and other companies densify their mobile broadband networks, timely special access reform, including pricing, terms, and conditions, is more critical than ever to ensure the competition that benefits American consumers. Sprint supports the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to bring this long-standing proceeding to a pro-competitive conclusion.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 57 million connections as of June 30, 2015, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past four years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com