Nonetheless, if Softbank's investment in Sprint is consummated, the companies could use their weight to make advances. Van Norman said Sprint eventually plans to run LTE across 1900 MHz, 800 MHz and 2.5 GHz, and that Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) is building LTE chips to support those bands.
Further, Van Norman hinted that Sprint is working on ways to smooth the delivery of its handsets. He said that the carrier is working on technology that would allow it to deploy devices simultaneously across its various bands, such as Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. He said Sprint generally must modify phones for each individual brand, but is working to ensure the carrier can "develop once and sell in multiple places."
"We're working on some interesting things" in this area, Van Norman hinted, without providing details.
Good luck with all that simultaneous deploying stuff. Sprint is STILL not able to integrate its billing, provisioning and operational support systems between and among legacy systems left over from the acquisition/consolidation wave of over 20years ago for chist sake! It drives existing Sprint enterprise customers NUTS (also drives them away) and gets in the way of Sprint being able to land new geographically dispersed enterprise customers. Let's give Mr. Trevor Van Norman a couple more months to unveil his "...very interesting things..." but we believe he is drinking way too much company kool-aid on this topic.