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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Sprint slashes another 452 jobs at company headquarters, more to come

As part of its ongoing cost-cutting efforts, Sprint announced it has eliminated 452 jobs from its Overland Park, Kan., headquarters. This comes on top of approximately 5,000 jobs the company slashed between Jan. 1 to Sept. 30 of this year. And according to a report from the  Kansas City Star, more job cuts are anticipated as part of the company's restructuring efforts.

AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile support new Apple SIM card that lets customers choose carriers

AT&T Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile US and UK operator EE support a new SIM card for Apple's iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 that lets customers switch between carriers. Although Verizon Wireless will provide wireless service for Apple's new tablet, it is not listed as a supporter of the new Apple SIM card.

Comcast wins $7.5M damage award in patent suit against Sprint

Comcast won a $7.5 million award against Sprintafter a jury agreed that the wireless company violated Comcast's patents for VoIP and other telecommunications technologies. FierceWireless has the complete story here.

Comcast wins $7.5M in damages in patent case against Sprint

Comcast won a $7.5 million award against Sprint after a jury agreed that Sprint violated Comcast's patents for VoIP and other telecommunications technologies. The trial and the ruling is likely going to be just one of many in a long, drawn-out legal battle between the one-time partners.

Analysts: Sprint's iPhone leasing plan to boost earnings, while Verizon's Edge changes will help against AT&T

Sprint's  "iPhone for Life" leasing program for new iPhones should boost the carrier's EBITDA and is actually more financially beneficial to the company in some respects than more conventional equipment installment programs, according to financial analysts. Meanwhile, Verizon Wireless'  recently confirmed changes to its own Edge handset upgrade program should help it close the gap financially and competitively with AT&T Mobility, according to analysts from Jefferies.

Sprint's new 'Loyalty Service Credit' will let subs lease an iPhone 6 for $5/month

Looking to goose its sales of Apple's latest iPhones even more, Sprint is offering a $15 monthly service credit that drops the cost of leasing an iPhone 6 down to $5 per month and an iPhone 6 Plus down to $10 per month.

Analysts: With Iliad M&A off the table, T-Mobile can focus on its own business

Now that French Internet and mobile company Iliad has dropped its pursuit of T-Mobile US, it seems likely that T-Mobile will continue as an independent entity and a unit of Deutsche Telekom for the foreseeable future. Financial analysts seem to think that's great news for T-Mobile, which has had strong momentum in the market.

Report: Verizon, T-Mobile spending consistently on capex, while AT&T, Sprint hit bumps

Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US have been spending capital on wireless network enhancements at a fairly steady clip, while AT&T Mobility and Sprint have hit some snags in their capex spending, though the outlook for next year looks better, according to a report from financial analysts.

The People's Operator plans London listing to raise funds for U.S. expansion

The People's Operator (TPO), a London-based mobile virtual network operator that donates 10 per cent of each subscriber's bill to a charity of their choice, on Monday announced its intention to raise funds for its expansion into the U.S. market by placing new shares on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

Sprint, T-Mobile and others want FCC to scrutinize AT&T's recent spectrum purchases

Sprint, T-Mobile US and several public interest and industry organizations want the FCC to more closely scrutinize some of AT&T's recently proposed spectrum deals for low-band airwaves, especially 700 MHz spectrum. Specifically, they want the FCC to employ its recently announced "enhanced factor" review for low-band spectrum acquisitions.