Sprint has reinvented itself as the value player among the 4 national wireless carriers. They operate America’s newest wireless network. They are the best kept secret in mobility. Their completely rebuilt wireless network has achieved within 1% reliability of Verizon and AT&T. They finished 2nd in a 2016 JD Power network quality study. Bottom line, Sprint can bring substantial cost savings and come very close to AT&T and Verizon from a network performance standpoint.
Sprint was acquired by Softbank in 2013. As soon as the ink was dry, the acquired Clearwire and began to literally rip and replace Sprint’s entire wireless network over the next 3-4 years. They installed new hardware, antennas, cabling and back-haul at each of their cell towers. They blended in the airwaves they acquired from Nextel and Clearwire with Sprint’s legacy airwaves to create the nation’s most advanced multi-modal, multi-frequency wireless network. The new network is the foundation for upcoming 5G services. With Sprint’s massive 2.5Ghz spectrum holdings, it will be the carrier to watch when 5G services will be available.