According to ATT Public Policy:
Sprint wants its customers to roam on other carriers’ networks and investments. Don’t take my word for it, Sprint helpfully provided these maps (see below) to illustrate the level of disinvestment that was enabled by a couple of FCC Orders I will describe below.
Sprint rationalized its move by explaining that it is selling a lot more smartphones these days and that its customers are using a lot more data so it needs to conserve its cash.
“The move is a cost-cutting measure for Sprint, which has been selling more smartphones and seeing its customers using more data, Cook said.”
Now that is a real head scratcher. If its customers are using more data, don’t you think it would be logical for Sprint to actually use its cash to build more capacity? I mean, at AT&T we have spent a lot of time and money…
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