Sprint to outsource network maintenance, transfer employees to Ericsson
While preparing the long-awaited release of Palm Pre, Sprint is looking to outsource management of its nationwide network to Ericsson.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the two companies are in final negotiation stage to complete the deal – which will also include the transfer of 5,000 to 7,000 employees from Sprint to Ericsson.
Reportedly, Sprint wants to outsource network maintenance in order to cut costs by around 20%.
The deal is expected to be completed in the following weeks and it will see the third largest North American carrier paying $2 billion to Ericsson, over several years.
Now, how about some Pre news, dear Sprint?