said by TBBroadband:
Sprint had issues LONG before the iPhone came over. There is a reason Sprint has the most MVNOs. $20,000 gives you access to all you need.
Bullseye. Sprint has been installing "band aids" aka patches to it's wireless Lucent switches for years. Now, Samsung is running around trying to install LTE equipment (which is disquised as Rel10) but they are doing it little at a time and it's not going as fast as most would like. Sprints biggest hurdle that no one seems to address is backhaul. They had issues with it in 2007 in most markets and even after all the MAN's were completed. Closing down all the iDen sites isn't going to give them that last mile they so desperately need in most markets. Detroit being one. AT&T isn't going to give sprint the light of day and they control that last mile around here.