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Sprint Nextel Corporation
Type Public (NYSES)
Industry Telecommunications
Predecessor(s) Brown Telephone Company
When it was created 1937
People who started it
  • Cleyson L. Brown
  • Jacob Brown
Headquarters Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Area served
  • United States
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
Key people James Hance, chairman
Dan Hesse, chief executive
Services Mobile phone services
Internet carrier
Money earned Increase US$ 33.6 billion (2011)
Operating income Increase US$ 75 million (2011)
Net income Decrease US$ -2.890 billion (2011)
Total assets Decrease US$ 49.383 billion (2011)
Total equity Decrease US$ 11.427 billion (2011)
Employees 40,000 (2012)
Divisions Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile
Subsidiaries Clearwire

Sprint Nextel Corporation is a telecommunications company based in Overland Park, Kansas. The company owns and operates Sprint, the fourth largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States behind Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, with 56.3 million customers, behind Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility.

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