A good portion of the financial losses that Sprint reported can be attributed to the shuttering of its Nextel network, which it acquired when it bought Nextel in 2005. The company has had to ramp up spending to transition customers off the Nextel network and to build its new infrastructure that will include support for 4G LTE service. As a result, it's been racking up losses in recent quarters as it prepares for the shutdown of the iDEN network. Sprint has also been struggling to make up for the cost of offering the iPhone. The company has committed to buying $15.5 billion worth of iPhones over the next several years.
Earlier this month, Japan's Softbank offered to buy 70 percent of Sprint for $20.1 billion in cash, The deal, which is expected to close in 2013, is expected to boost Sprint's chances in the U.S, against rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless, Softbank, which has already rolled out 4G LTE in Japan, dual layer protection with aluminum finish for iphone 6/6s is expected to make an aggressive push with the technology in the U.S, on Sprint's network, Even though Hesse declined to speak specifically about the Softbank deal during the company's conference call, he noted that the additional financial support that Softbank will likely provide will help the company compete with rivals AT&T and Verizon, In particular, it should help Sprint acquire more spectrum either through auctions or via private deals to ensure it has the resources to compete in the new 4G LTE market..
"There are scale advantages that we have had to mitigate (when it comes to AT&T and Verizon,)" he said. "We have been constantly playing catch up. And we've been good at that. But with the additional financial resources, we'll be able to do it even more quickly."Sprint currently has 32 markets covered with 4G LTE and it has construction of LTE going on in 200 cities around the U.S. But the company is far behind competitors, Verizon, which now covers 400 markets with LTE and AT&T, which operates in more than 60 markets.
Updated 6:49 a.m, PT:This story has been updated with details and comments from the company's third quarter conference call, The nation's third largest wireless provider, Sprint Nextel continues to struggle as it loses money and customers in the third quarter, Sprint Nextel's losses widened dual layer protection with aluminum finish for iphone 6/6s in the third quarter as the company prepares to shut down its older Nextel network, It also reported it sold 1.5 million iPhones in the quarter, The company, which is being bought out for $20 billion by Japan's Softbank, reported today that it lost $767 million, or 26 cents per share, compared with a loss of $301 million or 10 cents per share in the same quarter a year ago, Net operating revenue was up for the quarter to $8.76 billion from $8.33 billion during the third quarter last year, Analysts had expected revenue of around $8.8 billion..
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