Telecommunications


Gov. Parson Has a Democratic Challenger

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, a Democrat, has put her hat in the ring to challenge Republic Gov. Mike Parson for the office in the August of 2020 election. Galloway, from Columbia, late last month publicly asked Parson to take… more

Sprint Loss Shrinks in First Quarter

Overland Park-based Sprint reported a first-quarter loss in the midst of its merger with T-Mobile, but its results were better than the prior financial period. The wireless carrier's first-quarter net loss came in at $111 million, down from what was… more

DOJ Gives Nod to Sprint, T-Mobile Merger

It's almost a done deal as far as the federal government is concerned. The U.S. Department of Justice granted approval of the merger between Overland Park-based Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US, of Bellevue, Wash., which the companies say will create… more

Wichita Firm Now Owns Sprint Campus

Wichita-based Occidental Management has closed on its purchase of the Sprint headquarters in Overland Park, according to an announcement on its Facebook page.  The deal, which closed for an unspecified amount (it is appraised at $342 million, according to Johnson… more

Flooded Missouri Small Businesses Eligible for Fed Funds

The damaging floods in the region seem never ending this year, and property owners have certainly felt the pain.  For some small-business owners in the Kansas City, Mo., region, though, some of that might be abated. Non-farm and non-agricultural small… more

Sprint Brings 5G to Kansas City, Other Cities

Kansas City is one of five metro areas nationally to have a 5G network operated by Sprint. The announcement came today during a presentation by company CEO Michel Combes and others. Sprint's Kansas City 5G network covers 625,000 people and… more

Sprint Talks Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is back in the headlines with the Supreme Court's announcement this week that it would not hear an appeal of a lower court’s decision upholding Obama-era net-neutrality rules. Noting that the FCC had already reversed regulatory course, the… more

The 2018 Ingram’s 250

Before you can compile a roster of the most influential business executives in a market of nearly 3 million people, you first must define what it means to have influence as an executive, what it means to wield that power,… more

Sprint to Sell Headquarters, Lease Back the Space It Needs

In a move that heralds the changing nature of Sprint's relationship with the region, the telecom giant has announced its plans to sell its Overland Park campus and lease only the space the company needs. Sprint's CEO, Michel Combes, announced… more

Sprint Designates New President/CFO

Sprint is starting the new year with a new face in the C-Suite: The Overland Park telecom giant announced this morning that Michel Combes would be coming on board as president and chief financial officer, reporting to CEO Marcelo Claure.… more