Sprint Corp. is in talks with Dish Network Corp. about a wireless broadband partnership in hopes of gaining a competitive edge. Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint announced in December that it had partnered with Dish to provide fixed wireless broadband service. The service is expected to become available in mid-2014.
Last week, Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son announced partnerships with the Competitive Carriers Association and NetAmerica Alliance. These partnerships, combined with the Dish deal, could help Sprint compete with Verizon and AT&T, which have more extensive 4G networks and more than double the subscribers.