Sprint has been touting its "Sprint Spark" tri-mode LTE service as major advancement in its network capabilities, but the first tri-mode LTE smartphones the carrier has rolled out do not support simultaneous voice and data over LTE.
Karma, an MVNO that launched in December 2012 offering customers the ability to share data connections, plans to support Sprint's LTE network starting next year. The company also announced it now has more than 50,000 customers.
Sprint posted its first quarterly net profit since 2007 in the third quarter under new ownership of Japanese parent SoftBank. However, the carrier still lost subscribers as the hangover from its shutdown of the Nextel network at the end of the second quarter continued to hurt its results.
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HOLLYWOOD BEACH, Fla.--Sprint CTO Stephen Bye said there is no "silver bullet" in terms of what the carrier and its peers are doing to architect their networks to handle increased mobile data.
Sprint, in its first major executive reshuffling since SoftBank acquired control of the company in a $21.6 billion deal, is reconfiguring its sales and marketing organizations with the departure of some senior executives and the splitting up of responsibilities.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said that Sprint investors need to be patient as the carrier undergoes the next chapter in its turnaround under SoftBank control, and warned that real progress might take another two years to achieve.
Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer said the carrier remains open to using its multi-mode base stations to host another company's spectrum, provided such a deal was beneficial to both parties.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse isn't going anywhere anytime soon, as parent SoftBank has extended Hesse's contract through at least July 31, 2018.
Sprint indicated it will axe the vast majority of its remaining former Clearwire employees, though the carrier didn't release the precise number of job cuts. The cuts come after Sprint took control of partner Clearwire in July.