NEW ORLEANS--Sprint Nextel is preparing to bid adieu to the Nextel side of the business.
Sprint executives today ran through its Network Vision upgrade plan, which includes the decommissioning of its Nextel iDEN network. The company has already shut down 1,900 cellular sites and plans to turn off 9,600 sites by the end of the third quarter, Bob Azzi, senior vice president for networks at the company, said here today. The entire network will go dark by the middle of the second half of next year, he added.
By shutting down its Nextel network, Sprint can reuse the … Read more