Sprint Corp has added 15 new partners to its rural Long Term Evolution (LTE) roaming programme, growing the size of its 4G roaming footprint by more than four million people, from 34 million to 38 million. The new set of partnerships builds on Sprint’s June 2014 announcement, which saw it confirm similar agreements with twelve carriers across 23 states.
Sprint’s new roaming partners include: Bluegrass Cellular (Kentucky); Blue Wireless (New York and Pennsylvania); Pine Belt Wireless (Alabama); Pioneer Cellular (Oklahoma and Kansas); Public Service Wireless (Alabama and Georgia) and Syringa Wireless (Idaho). Additional deals have been signed with a number of Rural Independent Network Alliance (RINA) members, namely: Strata Networks (Utah, Wyoming and Colorado); Silver Star Wireless (Wyoming and Idaho); All West Wireless (Wyoming and Utah); NNTC (Colorado); Snake River Personal Communications Service (Oregon); CTC Telecom (Idaho); South Central Communications (Utah); Custer Telephone Wireless (Idaho) and Breakaway Wireless (Utah).
As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in June this year Sprint unveiled roaming deals with nTelos, SouthernLINC Wireless, C Spire Wireless, Nex-Tech Wireless, Flat Wireless, SI Wireless, Inland Cellular, Illinois Valley Cellular, Carolina West Wireless, James Valley Telecommunications, Phoenix Wireless and VTel Wireless.