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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Google Project Fi MVNO users may not receive invitations to join the service until July or August

Google's Project Fi MVNO appears to be experiencing huge demand for the service as the company said it will likely be late July or early August before everyone who requested an invitation will get one. 

Sprint's Boost doubles data allotments, while T-Mobile's MetroPCS offers 4 lines for $100

T-Mobile US and Sprint's Boost Mobile prepaid brand are unveiling dueling sets of promotions aimed at the prepaid market just ahead of Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer.

Sprint brings in former Bell Media exec Kevin Crull as its new CMO

Sprint has hired a new CMO, former Bell Media executive Kevin Crull, who will be charged with revitalizing Sprint's brand as CEO Marcelo Claure continues his turnaround efforts.

Keeping track of the top 8 U.S. carriers' performance

How are the largest U.S. carriers faring on key metrics like subscribers, revenue and ARPU? The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2015 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.  Special report

Judge demands more details before approving $50M Sprint settlement in 'cramming' case

A federal judge has refused to approve a proposed $50 million settlement between Sprint and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over charges related to the carrier's unauthorized third-party subscriptions and premium text messaging services--unless the carrier and the agency offer additional details about the agreement.

Sprint: 16 of 30 rural LTE roaming partners have now launched LTE service

A little more than half of Sprint's rural LTE roaming partners have launched LTE service, according to a Sprint spokeswoman, though it is unclear exactly which ones have done so.

Grading the top 8 U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2015

The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2015 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU and revenue--of each carrier. The subscriber figures include both retail and wholesale customers.

Ho's Perspective: As T-Mobile and Sprint catch up to Verizon and AT&T on LTE coverage, capacity comes into focus

Carrier aggregation will pick up as the speed war, fueled by the never ending RootMetrics reports and the subsequent carrier press releases and earnings call citations. AT&T and Verizon's network transformations are "skating to where the puck will be" in an effort to become more agile and drive down costs. So far smaller Sprint and T-Mobile haven't seen this need. There's no doubt that more changes will come about this year.

Sprint's Euteneuer: We're looking at 600 MHz auction, but don't need to participate

Sprint is interested in participating in next year's planned incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum but does not feel absolutely compelled to take part, according to CFO Joe Euteneuer. That's because of the improvements Sprint is seeing by deploying its 800 MHz and 2.5 GHz spectrum for LTE and the addition of Wi-Fi calling.

NTelos CEO mum on rumors of merger with Shentel, but says board is looking at strategic opportunities

The CEO of regional carrier and Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless declined to discuss speculation that nTelos will be taken over by peer Shenandoah Telecommunications (better known as Shentel). However, nTelos CEO Rodney Dir last week said that the company's board is focused on improving shareholder value and potential strategic opportunities.