The No. 3 U.S. mobile service said the net savings from the project, which includes phasing out its older iDen network, would be up to $11 billion over a seven-year period.
Fundamentally the network performance improves dramatically, Bob Azzi, a senior vice president for Sprint told Reuters. Customers will notice the difference.
For its highest-speed wireless data services Sprint depends on the WiMax network of Clearwire Corp
According to reports companies that competed for the deal also included Huawei
(Reporting by Sinead Carew; editing by Derek Caney)