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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FCC adopts rules to improve indoor location accuracy for wireless 911 calls

The FCC voted unanimously to adopt new rules are intended to help improve how first responders locate people who dial 911 on their wireless phones from indoor locations, including in multi-story buildings.

Nokia's sales jump in Q4, thanks to booming North American networks biz

Nokia reported higher profit than expected in the fourth quarter, and grew its sales as well thanks in large part to a surge in revenue from its Network business, particularly in North America.

5 reasons why a Google MVNO would fail

Google has not confirmed it is launching an MVNO, though reports seem to indicate it is planning to do so. We don't know what Google's go-to-market strategy would be or how much money it would invest. Yet we do have some outlines of how and why Google would launch a wireless service--and so far it does not seem that promising.

Obama administration revises call data collection plans

The Obama administration has decided to rethink a proposal to employ a third-party, non-government entity to gather U.S. telephone call data currently collected by the National Security Agency, reports  Reuters, citing unnamed security official sources.

Google's MVNO would reportedly look for best Sprint, T-Mobile or Wi-Fi signal

Google's rumored MVNO service with Sprint and T-Mobile US would hunt for the best available cellular or Wi-Fi signal to route voice, text message and data traffic, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Sprint's Boost pumps up data from 1 GB to 2.5 GB for $35/month plan with auto-pay

Sprint's Boost Mobile prepaid brand is giving customers on its entry-level $35 plan an increase in data to 2.5 GB when they sign up for automatic payment.

Sprint offers $200 trade-in credit, $350 to cover ETFs for switching T-Mobile customers

To step up its efforts to fend off rising competition from T-Mobile, Sprint is offering to guarantee all T-Mobile customers a minimum of $200 in instant trade-in value when they go to participating Sprint stores and trade in their current working T-Mobile smartphone and switch to Sprint.

Google mulls how wireless could complement its 1 Gbps fiber service

Google's telecom service ambitions are going to be a mix of both 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) data, video and now wireless service. According to multiple reports, Google is talking with Sprint and T-Mobile US to launch an MVNO service on their networks.

Reports: Google wants to become MVNO of Sprint, T-Mobile to spur lower prices and better networks

Google is in discussions with Sprint and T-Mobile US to launch an MVNO service on their networks aimed at getting wireless carriers to cut prices and improve their service, according to multiple reports.

T-Mobile's Legere blasts idea that carrier's approach isn't financially sustainable

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere pushed back against media interpretations of recent comments made by Timotheus Hoettges, CEO of T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom, which many outlets interpreted as Hoettges saying T-Mobile's torrid growth trajectory is unsustainable long term from a financial perspective.