Sprint plans to use Samsung small cells as part of its network modernization project. Samsung was already a Sprint vendor for the initiative, which has the operator rolling out LTE and decommissioning its iDEN network. The news comes on the heels of Sprint’s announcement that it will incorporate metrocells from Alcatel-Lucent, another vendor on the project, in its LTE network. Sprint is also using equipment from Ericsson, but has not said whether it will extend the agreement to small cells.
Barnes & Noble has cut the price of its Nook and Nook Color eReaders. The 8 GB Nook is now selling for $179 and the 16 GB model retails for $199, from its previous price of $249. The Nook Color is being sold for $149. The price cuts will help make the devices more competitive with Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire.
MetroPCS is using Mavenir Systems’ mOne Convergence Platform to support its new voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) service. The technology is designed to simplify operators’ transition from legacy voice technologies to VoLTE, Mavenir President and CEO Pardeep Kohli said in a statement.
Dialogic CEO Nick Jensen resigned his position late last week. Kevin Cook, most recently Dialogic’s COO, has been appointed as his successor and now holds the role of president and CEO. Jensen will remain on the board of the mobile value-added services provider, serving as vice chairman. The company did not give a reason for the departure of Jensen, who led the company for the past 10 years.