C Spire, the United States’ sixth largest mobile operator in terms of subscribers, has reiterated that it has no interest in selling its operations to a larger rival. In an interview with Fierce Wireless, CEO Hu Meena commented: ‘We are in M&A mode, but we’re looking to acquire. Maybe not necessarily in wireless, but inside the fibre space, is really interesting to us. Anything last mile is really interesting to us, whether it be possibly fixed-wireless or cable or fibre. Those are the things that interest us today. We have no interest in being on the other side of that. We have no interest in being acquired.’
The privately held cellco, which is based in Mississippi, does not break out customer figures, but claims to have ‘just under one million’ subscribers, which places it just ahead of Shentel in the US wireless rankings, but some way adrift of fifth-placed US Cellular.