These days, Sprint is best known as a wireless operator, but its roots can be traced back to the turn of the 20th century when Cleyson Brown, the son of a grist mill owner formed Brown Telephone to compete with AT&T.

In 2006, Sprint shed its local telecom business, which was purchased by the former CenturyTel and now is run as CenturyLink, and focused its attention on metro and long-haul business opportunities and wireless services that run over its IP/MPLS network backbone.

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AT&T to launch renewed Cricket prepaid brand at end of Q2

AT&T Mobility plans to launch an upgraded version of the Cricket prepaid brand at the end of the second quarter, according to AT&T CFO John Stephens. AT&T closed on its $1.2 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless' Cricket brand and 4.5 million customers last month.

Analysts: AT&T beats back competition from T-Mobile in Q1

AT&T Mobility was able to withstand an onslaught of competition from T-Mobile US and its other Tier 1 competitors in the first quarter, according to predictions from Credit Suisse analysts.

Shift from WiMAX to TD-LTE gaining momentum, report says

A new report from Signals Research indicates that the transition from WiMAX to TD-LTE is occurring much more quickly than originally anticipated.

Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless crafting Wi-Fi-centric service for cable operators

Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless is developing a version of its Wi-Fi-centric service specifically for cable operators that want to leverage Wi-Fi so they can compete against cellular carriers.

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile say customers are protected from Heartbleed bug

Now that the dust has settled, the nation's Tier 1 wireless carriers say their subscribers are largely protected against the Heartbleed Internet security bug, which was first disclosed last week. The bug affected open-source OpenSSL cryptography, which is used by millions of web servers around the world. The bug's disclosure prompted millions of people to change their passwords for fear that malicious hackers could use the Heartbleed bug to access their personal information.

AT&T's Aio launches 'Group Save' plans, taking a page from Sprint's 'Framily'

AT&T Mobility's Aio Wireless prepaid brand is launching a new group plan that offers customers increasing discounts as they continue adding lines to a single account. The plans are similar to Sprint's "Framily" plans, which Sprint has been selling since January.

Report: Verizon outpaces rivals in Q1 with phone activations

Verizon Wireless took the largest share of phone subscriber activations in the first quarter, according to a survey released by research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

Ranking the wireless industry's 10 highest-paid CEOs

"Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the highest-paid CEO of them all?" In the wireless world, the answer to that question is Sprint CEO Dan Hesse.

AT&T warns it might skip 600 MHz incentive auction due to FCC's proposed restrictions

AT&T warned that it would have to "reevaluate" whether it would participate in the FCC's planned incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum if the FCC places restrictions on how much spectrum it could purchase.

Carriers, along with Apple, Samsung, Nokia and others, join forces on anti-theft measures

The nation's largest wireless carriers and device makers banded together to support voluntary anti-theft measures for smartphones released starting next year. The action comes amid mounting efforts by state lawmaker to mandate so-called "kill switches" in smartphones and tablets that would render the devices useless if stolen.