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Altice USA to sell Sprint’s mobile services

Cable operator Altice USA, the parent company of the Optimum telecommunications provider, has signed a multi-year agreement with Sprint Corp. to sell the wireless carrier’s mobile service. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

alice usa sprint wirelessAltice will use Sprint’s network to provide voice and data services to the markets it serves, including Westchester and Fairfield counties. The deal will allow Sprint to use Altice’s cable infrastructure for transmitting cellular data and developing the next-generation 5G network.

The new agreement follows the termination of merger talks between Sprint and T-Mobile. No timeline was given regarding when Altice will begin introducing the new Sprint services.

Charter Communications of Stamford announced last month that it would offer  wireless service in the first half of next year.

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Phil Hall's writing for Westfair Communications has earned multiple awards from the Connecticut Press Club and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. He is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News and the author of 10 books (including the 2020 release "Moby Dick: The Radio Play" and the upcoming "Jesus Christ Movie Star," both published by BearManor Media). He is also the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show," co-host of the WAPJ-FM talk show "Nutmeg Chatter" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill's Congress Blog, Profit Confidential, The MReport and StockNews.com. Outside of journalism, he is also a horror movie actor - usually playing the creepy villain who gets badly killed at the end of each film.

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