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Sprint putting a focus on MVNO partners

Yesterday we saw T-Mobile, the nation’s fourth-largest cellular carrier, boost its subscriber numbers by adding hundreds of thousands of prepaid subscribers. Sprint, the nation’s third-largest carrier, has made similar prepaid gains. In fact, their wholesale subscriber additions nearly doubled their retail subscriber additions in the third quarter. In a recent BusinessWeek article, Matt Carter, former Boost Mobile CEO and current president of Sprint Wholesale Solutions and New Ventures, said that he plans to put a greater emphasis on Sprint’s wholesale partners.
 

Many MVNOs buy minutes wholesale from Sprint, including PlatinumTel, STi Mobile, Total Call Mobile, and Liberty Wireless. In addition, Cricket has an MVNO-like agreement with Sprint, though that supplements their own primary network. Yet most of these MVNOs simply buy minutes from Sprint and resell them. An expansion of Sprint’s wholesale partnerships will include billing and other services, says Carter.
 
Via FierceWireless.