"This is another opportunity to work with a strategic partner to accelerate our densification plans to improve our network performance and experience for Sprint customers throughout Cox’s national territory," Sprint CTO John Saw said in a release. "Moving forward, we will continue to look for new opportunities to work with Cox in ways that are mutually beneficial."
As Sprint ramps up its network buildout for 2018, these partnerships will be key to reducing costs and red tape. Sprint raised its budget for its network buildout to between $5 billion and $6 billion for 2018, up from $3.5 billion to $4 billion the previous year.
Sprint spokeswoman Lisa Belot said the agreement would allow Sprint to “piggyback” on Cox’s existing infrastructure, including overhead lines, underground lines and utility poles. http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2018/01/18/sprint-patent-settlement-cox-network-buildout.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo