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3 responses to “Sprint CEO Confirms Eventual Shutdown of iDEN Network”

  1. EP

    It’s about time. The sooner, the better. Of course, I can already hear the nextel fanoys: “but, but, Part 90…”

  2. Chuck

    What will Sprint do with the iDEN network once they shut it down?

  3. Christopher Price

    It’s possible that the network could be sold… however, it’s unlikely that Sprint would find a buyer. The plans to sell it to the federal government that we covered years back failed with the Networx contracts.

    At this point, the highest likelihood would be that the network would be shut down and scrapped. The spectrum would then be reallocated for 4G utilization.