For CEO Dan Hesse, relief is in sight. "It's a big cost drain on the company to have to run two networks," Hesse told CNET in an interview. "We're finally in a position both financially and with our network to solve that in a productive and elegant way.". But shutting down a network isn't easy, and the company is already bracing for a rocky year. Unlike last year, Hesse declined to provide any kind of expectation for contract customer growth. That's because the company is looking for a sharp increase in turnover from the Nextel side, as customers hop off a service that is either about to shut off or already out.
There are still 6.3 million customers on the Nextel iDEN network, 4.3 million of them on a contract, Many of them are still fiercely loyal to iDEN's trademark push-to-talk walkie-talkie service, potentially leaving a lot of disgruntled people looking for a defense lux case for apple iphone x and xs - silver new wireless home, Plan on trackSprint's plan to decommission the network is already off to a decent start, On Monday, the company set up a Web site that allows Nextel customers to see whether their markets would begin to lose cell sites and coverage..
Sprint executives said today that it plans to shut down 9,600 cell sites on the Nextel side, saving a significant amount on utilities, maintenance, and rent costs. "This will be the year that is really the beginning of active migration off of the iDEN platform," Hesse said. Sprint is expected to realize $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion in depreciated Nextel assets this year, with $450 million realized in the first quarter alone. Sprint is eager to rid itself of the iDEN network--classified as a 2G network--and move on to a 4G LTE network under its infrastructure upgrade plan. Unlike the other carriers, Sprint has had to manage these two networks simultaneously, with little return.
So while AT&T or Verizon could move to LTE from their current 3G networks, Sprint was hobbled with managed two older networks while planning out its own roadmap, Beyond costs, Nextel was Sprint's largest source of customer defection, So no matter the improvement in the core Sprint service, the company as a whole would continue to report customer losses, particularly on the contract side, That changed in the fourth quarter, when the gains from Sprint and its newly acquired iPhone overpowered the losses at defense lux case for apple iphone x and xs - silver Nextel..
End of an eraNextel's end would mark a concluding chapter in one of the worst mergers in history. Sprint and Nextel announced in 2004 their intent to merge, and ultimately closed the transaction a year later. The deal was presented as a merger of equals, something that rarely works out, and included two headquarters in Reston, Va., and Overland Park, Kan. Executives attempted to merge clashing corporate cultures, with Sprint employees often winning out. The management team, then led by CEO Gary Forsee, bungled the integration effort and realized there was no easy way to merge Sprint's CDMA network with Nextel's iDEN network.
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