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Sprint's infrastructure, product chiefs leaving

  • Sprint (S) network infrastructure chief Bob Azzi and product development/operations chief Steve Elfman are leaving the company, as SoftBank (SFTBF, SFTBY) continues shaking up the carrier's executive ranks. Ex-Clearwire CTO John Saw has been named Sprint's chief network officer.
  • Sprint's sales and marketing chiefs left last October. A possible factor behind the latest moves: Sprint has seen widespread service quality complaints - Consumer Reports ranked it last among U.S. carriers in 2013 - as it moves aggressively to migrate users to its 4G LTE network.
  • Another potential trigger: Sprint's LTE buildout is slightly behind schedule. The carrier originally planned to offer LTE coverage to 250M POPs by the end of 2013, but later lowered its target to 200M.
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  • PVYMCH
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    As the Japanese say "They were not happy in their work"
    7 Mar 2014, 09:39 AM Reply Like
  • BigAppleGuy
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    Sprint clearly needed a management shakeup. The status quo didn't get in done in the last 5 years, so no reason to believe they would do it in the next. This is a good thing.
    7 Mar 2014, 11:02 AM Reply Like
  • slcUTAH
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    Change is good.

     

    -Cheers.
    7 Mar 2014, 12:10 PM Reply Like
  • HUH?whathe
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    sprint needed shakeup- too long subpar service performance has failed to attracted new business

     

    If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
    Lao Tzu
    9 Mar 2014, 03:47 AM Reply Like
  • HUH?whathe
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    Sprint needed this - same old mediocre performance in service doesn't attract
    new business

     

    If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
    Lao Tzu
    9 Mar 2014, 04:10 AM Reply Like
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