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's Lurie not worried about potential Sprint and T-Mobile merger

ATLANTA--AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie said that he would not be all that concerned if Sprint and T-Mobile US were to merge and form a larger-scaled competitor.

Sprint, T-Mobile gear up for Samsung Galaxy S6 debut with creative offers, pricing

Anticipation is high for the upcoming launch of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, which are scheduled to hit stores April 10, with most major operators taking preorders for the devices starting today. To try to steal customers away from the competition, operators T-Mobile and Sprint are getting creative with their Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge deals.

AT&T's de la Vega: We are ahead of the competition in many areas

ATLANTA-- AT&T Mobility's Ralph de la Vega says he isn't sweating the competition too much. De la Vega, CEO of AT&T's Mobile & Business Solutions Group, said the carrier takes what its competitors do seriously, including aggressive moves by T-Mobile US and Sprint, but is comfortable with its place in the industry and is confident it is ahead of other carriers on connected cars, homes and the Internet of Things.

Sprint's Claure suggests bidding coalition with CCA members for 600 MHz spectrum

ATLANTA--Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure advocated for a coalition of smaller carriers that are members of Competitive Carriers Association to be able to jointly bid with Sprint in the 600 MHz incentive auction.

Analyst: Verizon is obvious buyer of spectrum from Dish and Sprint

Verizon Wireless may have scored big in the FCC's recent $45 billion AWS-3 spectrum auction by securing more $10.8 billion in new spectrum in major markets. But one financial analyst believes that the operator is in dire need of more spectrum, because it has over 40 percent of the industry's postpaid customers on its network and controls less than 20 percent of available spectrum.

T-Mobile, Sprint and Dish push for 40 MHz spectrum reserve in 600 MHz auction

ATLANTA--T-Mobile US, Sprint and Dish Network continued to push for the FCC to reserve up to 40 MHz of spectrum for smaller carriers to bid on in the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. The current reserve is capped at 30 MHz. Yet executives from those companies acknowledged that this is just one of many issues carriers, broadcasters and regulators will need to deal with in the months ahead as the early-2016 start date for the auction draws closer.

Sprint MVNO targeting seniors offers access to doctors

Seniors Wireless, a subsidiary of Sprint MVNO Emveno, is offering a telemedicine service geared toward the 55-plus age group that provides unlimited 24-hour access to board-certified doctors from their wireless or landline phones.

Analysts: T-Mobile, AT&T likely to hold onto more customers in Q1 than Sprint, Verizon

T-Mobile US and AT&T Mobility are likely to be the winners in the first-quarter race to score new subscribers and hold onto existing ones, as churn becomes a key area of focus in the industry, according to a research report from analysts at investment bank Jefferies.

RootMetrics: Verizon, T-Mobile top AT&T and Sprint in terms of network performance at airports

If you spend a lot of time in busy U.S. airports, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US are likely going to offer you better overall performance and mobile data speeds than AT&T Mobility and Sprint, according to the latest bi-annual report from network testing firm RootMetrics.

Analysts: T-Mobile's business plans could appeal to small businesses but not big enterprises

T-Mobile US' new rate plans and offerings for businesses are likely going to have more success in the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market than with major corporations, where Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility are strongest, according to financial analysts.