US cellco Sprint, which provides 4G services in 68 cities across the United States using the Clearwire network, has announced that it has signed a pair of international 4G roaming agreements with Digicel in Jamaica and Global Mobile in Taiwan. Any Sprint devices that operate with a Sprint ‘SmartViewSM Connection Manager’ will automatically detect the Digicel and Global Mobile networks in Jamaica and Taiwan respectively, giving customers the option to connect and roam in those countries. Services will be available through an unlimited ‘24-hour Day-pass’, although pricing and launch details have yet to be determined.
Matt Carter, president of Sprint 4G commented: ‘With these agreements, Sprint is kicking down the door to 4G international roaming and taking a first step toward allowing people to enjoy 4G service wherever they are around the globe. We’ve taken the 4G leadership position in the US and are now proud to partner with visionaries Digicel and Global Mobile to solidify our international leadership role’. Rosemary W. Ho, CEO of Global Mobile added: ‘We are honoured to be a part of this global collaboration. This agreement represents another major milestone in asserting Global Mobile as the leading 4G broadband operator in Taiwan. I want to welcome our international roaming customers to experience the same innovative quadruple play service offerings enjoyed by our customers. I look forward to expanding this partnership to other operators around the world and to making ‘Worldwide Interoperability’ a reality’.