Sprint Acquires nTelos with a Vision to Boost Networking Capabilities

By CIOReview | Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Mike Fitz, Sprint VP, Business Solutions

FREMONT, CA: Shenandoah Telecommunications (Shentel), a company delivering regulated and unregulated telecommunications services to end-user customers has acquired wireless communication firm, NTELOS Holdings Corporation (nTelos). nTelos’ wide range of services covers major areas of North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Shentel operates as an affiliated partner of Sprint and will be using the Sprint brand name to provide services in the former nTelos service areas.

“The most important news for customers is that Shentel will accelerate network upgrades in the current nTelos region throughout this year and next, which will give customers more coverage in more places, stronger signals and faster downloads,” states Christopher E. French, President and CEO, Shentel.

Announced back in August 2015, this transaction extends Shentel’s wireless customer base and further strengthens its partnership with Sprint. As the deal has closed now, Shentel aims to accelerate its integration activities and merge the two companies.

nTelos customers will not only continue to receive the same quality of services, but also have access to the Nationwide Sprint 4G LTE roaming network absolutely free of charge. To receive the full range of benefits of being a Sprint wireless customer, nTelos will receive notifications related to a variety of offers that they can select. These notifications are expected to be alerted via email, home mailings and text. The information will provide specific details on the various offers available on Sprint, making nTelos customers aware of the information details. Switching to Sprint will help Shentel place its customers on a better or equivalent plan.

“We have committed to invest approximately $350 million as part of the expansion of the network and plan to add hundreds of additional coverage sites to provide an enhanced and more complete network for our customers,” adds French.