In a move that surprises no one (they rarely do), Dan Hesse – Sprint’s CEO – has gone on record stating that the company’s still considering a merger with T-Mobile sometime down the line. Even if Deutsche Telekom – T-Mobile’s parent company – feels that T-Mobile’s doing just fine on their own, Sprint would beg to differ that a merger would make the most sense for both parties. Combined, they’d be in a great position to leapfrog AT&T to take on Verizon Wireless – the nation’s largest carrier.
What’s more is that Dan Hesse isn’t sleeping at the wheel when it comes to LTE. He knows that WiMAX is in a disadvantaged position (largely due to how many carriers are considering LTE to be the future of mobile broadband in comparison, alongside other factors). Fortunately for them, they claim they’ve secured enough spectrum and built their infrastructure in such a way that LTE could be built on top of WiMAX providing a structure that would allow the two standards to work in harmony.
It’d definitely put Sprint in a very unique position in regards to 4G, but we’ll just have to see if they’ll ever put their money where their mouth is.
[via Financial Times]