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Sprint Profits Drop to 1 Cent Per Share

Sprint Nextel Corp. reported a drop in second-quarter profits on Wednesday due to its WiMAX initiative and takeover expenses. The wireless provider said it earned $19 million during the three months that ended June 30, or 1 cent per share, compared with $370 million, or 10 cents per share, during the same period a year […]

Get With the Program

If youve been selling in the channel for five or more years, you are likely to be an indirect sales partner who has focused historically on selling landline networks. You might have a few of your own direct carrier contracts and a few through a master agent or two. Most likely, you rely on the […]

Lahey Clinic Chooses Ascendent Systems to Improve Communications and Response Times Across Campuses

Ascendent Systems, a subsidiary of Research In Motion and a provider of enterprise voice mobility solutions, recently announced the deployment of the Ascendent Voice Mobility Suite at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington and Peabody, Mass. Ascendents voice mobility solution was integrated into the hospitals existing telephone infrastructure to deliver instant access to wireless phones […]

Sprint Cutbacks Reach Channel

Under mounting pressure from Wall Street, Sprint Nextel Corp. is making changes at the corporate level cutting management layers and de-emphasizing legacy services that are trickling down to the indirect channel program, including trimming the rolls of its Business Solutions Partner Program back to only 50 master agents.  Steve Rowley, formerly vice president for Sprint […]

Virgin Mobile Files for IPO

Youth-oriented prepaid MVNO Virgin Mobile USA Inc. has filed for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company plans to trade on the NYSE under the symbol VM but few other details have been worked out. The company said it is unsure of how many shares it will issue or how much cash […]

Sprint Posts $211 Million 1Q Loss

Sprint Nextel Corp., which has been struggling to keep wireless subscribers, on Wednesday reported that it lost $211 million, or 7 cents per share, during the first quarter. Thats compared to profit of $417 million, or 12 cents per share, a year ago. The financial losses translated into fewer customers, as well. Sprint Nextel said […]

Carriers, Partners Talk Contracts, Loyalty, Expectations

As more carriers consolidate, channel partners are looking for answers from their suppliers about money, loyalty and commitment. They got many of those answers on Sunday during the Carrier Roundtable session that featured one Bell company, one wireless company and two competitive carriers. John Macario, president of consulting firm Savatar Inc., moderated the session. All […]

Wireless Ware Watch

Sprint, Motorola Offer MOTO Q Sprint Nextel Corp. and Motorola are offering the MOTO Q smartphone. It operates on WindowsMobile 5.0 and gives customers access to e-mail, the Web, music, video and phone. Other features include mobile broadband service on the Sprint Power Vision Network, NFL Mobile and on-demand Web content. Sprint is enabling the […]

Panasonic Toughbooks Feature Sprint Broadband Services

Panasonic Computer Solutions Co. and Sprint Nextel Corp. said Tuesday that the business-rugged Toughbook W5 and T5 notebooks will feature built-in support for Sprint Mobile Broadband services, including its upgraded EV-DO Rev. A service. With this certification, users can access Sprint Mobile Broadband service in more than 220 communities and 725 airports across the United […]

Sprint Launches Wireless Integration

Sprint Nextel Corp. has launched Sprint Wireless Integration, a product that extends premise-based PBX features and functionality to mobile phones. Sprint Wireless Integration, which is built within the companys IP IMS architecture, provides users with one phone number that simultaneously rings both the desk and mobile phones with one converged enterprise voice mail inbox. It […]

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