Sprint Ordered to Cease Nextel Operations in IPCS Territory
Published on: 30th Mar 2008
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USA based iPCS, an affiliate of Sprint Nextel, announced that today the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the 2006 decision of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois requiring Sprint to cease owning, operating and managing the Nextel wireless network in iPCS Wireless's territory.
iPCS says that the Appellate Court held that the trial court did not err when it considered extrinsic evidence and found that the management agreement prohibited Sprint from operating in iPCS Wireless's territory because Sprint violated the terms of the agreement, and it entered an order for a mandatory injunction and ordered the divestiture of Sprint's Nextel holdings in iPCS Wireless's territory. Accordingly, the Appellate Court affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court.
"We are pleased that the Appellate Court affirmed the decision of the trial court," remarked Timothy M. Yager, President and CEO of iPCS. "This is a significant victory for iPCS and we look forward to Sprint's compliance with the Circuit Court's 2006 order," continued Mr. Yager.
iPCS Wireless, an operating subsidiary of iPCS, Inc. manages a territory with approximately 7.8 million licensed pops in portions of Illinois, Michigan, Iowa and eastern Nebraska.