Once upon a time, Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse, after watching the movie Moneyball, likened the iPhone to a superstar baseball player able to "draw the crowd and fill the seats in [the team's] high-fixed-cost stadium. iPhone has an expensive...Show More Summary
Even though Sprint (S) could soon have a commanding advantage over its rivals in terms of spectrum holdings, CEO Dan Hesse still isn’t satisfied. Bloomberg reports that Hesse and Sprint are still plotting ways grab more spectrum even...Show More Summary
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse isn't so narrowly focused as to think that the proposed Clearwire acqusition represents the end of the road for spectrum. Far from it: he tells Bloomberg Businessweek that the company is investigating future airwave deals involving companies and government auctions. Show More Summary
Clearwire's spectrum won't be enough to sate Sprint's needs, according to CEO Dan Hesse. "Clearwire would give us a strong spectrum position for a period of time,' said Hesse to Bloomberg, "but we also have a very long-term view, and...Show More Summary
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse today said that company is paying attention to what its competitors are doing with respect to handset financing. For example, T-Mobile has announced plans to change its subsidy model to a financing model, requiring...Show More Summary
Three days before word leaked that Sprint and Softbank were in discussions about a major tie up, Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse visited Clearwire’s Chairman John Stanton.
Although Sprint (S) CEO Dan Hesse has in the past fought against consolidation of spectrum holdings in the wireless industry, he’s not nearly as concerned when it’s his own company doing the consolidating. As Quartz points out, Sprint...Show More Summary
People who rejoiced when AT&T’s (T) proposed T-Mobile merger collapsed can at least partly thank Sprint (S) CEO Dan Hesse for deciding to publicly speak out against it. And in an interview with GigaOM this week, Hesse said that his decision to come out against the merger was the “most important” one that he’s made during his five-year tenure as CEO. Show More Summary
With 20/20 hindsight, the Nextel merger was a mistake. The synergies, if you will, that we had hoped for and planned for didn’t materialize. –Sprint’s Dan Hesse to Giga Om’s Kevin Fitchard, on his fifth anniversary as CEO
A world of difference separates the Sprint Dan Hesse took over on Dec. 17, 2007 and Sprint today. On his fifth anniversary as CEO, Hesse talks with GigaOM about how Sprint emerged form its dark days and how AT&T-Mo eventually helped shape Sprint's identity.
The recently announced quarterly numbers from Sprint are not good, with the company losing some 459,000 contract customers at time when many of its competitors are picking up new users. But Sprint’s ever-rosy CEO Dan Hesse wants everyone to put away their mourning garb because this was all part of the company’s grand plan. “These customer losses have been expected. … [More]
Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse says the company is not planning to make an offer for the rest of Clearwire, Bloomberg reports. Hesse said that Sprint may seek buy out some of the corporate investors in Clearwire at the right price, but he also said it does not need to own 100% of Clearwire’s shares [...]
Sprint is in talks with SoftBank that might result in a sale of the entire company. Reports put the price tag at $12 billion. Here's the email CEO Dan Hesse just sent employees on the rumors: Dear Sprint teammates, A few minutes ago we put out a statement indicating that Sprint is in discussions with Softbank regarding a potential transaction. Show More Summary
If Sprint CEO Dan Hesse is going to jump in with a competing bid for MetroPCS, he had probably make sure he talks to his board first. And he’ll have to do it without his top deal-making executive.
Sprint (S) CEO Dan Hesse on Wednesday said that his company had hit a major milestone by selling more than 1 million LTE devices despite only launching its LTE network this past summer. FierceWireless reports that Hesse told GoldmanShow More Summary
As you can imagine, having Apple’s iPhone on your network certainly works wonders. While speaking at a Goldman Sachs’ conference in New York this afternoon, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced that the carrier has sold a total of 1 million LTE devices to date. We can assume that the iPhone 5, which first made itself [...]
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse triggered a rally in the wireless telco sector after he declared at a Goldman Sachs conference today that the industry is headed for a period of consolidation. “I do think there will be consolidation,” he said. “I would hope and expect that over the long term Sprint will take a very [...]
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse already confirmed that the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE was coming "very soon," but now we're able to affirm even more details surrounding the launch. With Sprint's LTE network finally live in select cities, employees...Show More Summary
Sprint said that Clearwire's 2.5GHz spectrum will play an essential role in Sprint's LTE 4G network in the coming years. Speaking to reporters this week, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse explained that both its 1900MHz and 800MHz bands will run out of capacity for LTE 4G in several years. Show More Summary
Sprint is making strategic business decisions specifically to differentiate itself from its competitors in a positive way, according to CEO Dan Hesse. Hesse believes that some of the changes being made by other providers, such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless, are not popular with customers. Show More Summary