Nextel Communications

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Nextel Communications, Inc., was a wireless service operator that merged with and continues to exist as a wholly owned subsidiary of Sprint Corporation.wikipedia
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NII Holdings

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Nextel in Brazil, and formerly in Argentina, Chile, Peru, the Philippines, and Mexico, is part of NII Holdings, a stand-alone, publicly traded company that is not owned by Sprint Corporation.
NII Holdings, Inc. (formerly Nextel International) is an American holding company that, through its subsidiary Nextel Telecomunicações Ltda., provides mobile communications services under the Nextel brand in Brazil.

Morgan E. O'Brien

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Nextel Communications traces its roots to the 1987 foundation of FleetCall by Morgan O'Brien, Brian McAuley, Chris Rogers, and Peter Reinheimer.
As the co-founder and chairman of Nextel Communications, Inc. (now part of Sprint Nextel Corp.), O'Brien led the creation of the first all-digital nationwide wireless network (the Nextel National Network using iDEN technology developed by Motorola for Nextel) and brought push-to-talk (PTT) communication to the mass business and consumer market.

Brian McAuley

Nextel Communications traces its roots to the 1987 foundation of FleetCall by Morgan O'Brien, Brian McAuley, Chris Rogers, and Peter Reinheimer.
Brian McAuley (born 1941) is an American entrepreneur and co-founder of Nextel Communications.

Boost Mobile

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Nextel Communications, Inc. offered postpaid services under the Nextel brand and prepaid services under the Boost Mobile brand.
After founding Boost Mobile in Australia and New Zealand in 2000, Peter Adderton, Craig Cooper, and Kirt McMaster brought the Boost Mobile brand to the United States in 2001 as a joint venture with Nextel Communications.

Mark Warner

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Other early investors include Mark Warner, now a United States Senator from Virginia, and Jack Markell, the former Governor of Delaware.
As founder and managing director of Columbia Capital, a venture capital firm, he helped found or was an early investor in a number of technology companies, including Nextel.

Craig McCaw

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In 1995, wireless industry pioneer Craig McCaw became a significant investor in the company.
Following the sale of McCaw Cellular, McCaw took interest in Nextel, a then-floundering wireless carrier.

Jack Markell

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Other early investors include Mark Warner, now a United States Senator from Virginia, and Jack Markell, the former Governor of Delaware.
Markell joined Fleet Call – later known as Nextel Communications (a name that Markell coined) – where he served as the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development from 1989 to 1995.

Sprint Corporation

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Nextel in Brazil, and formerly in Argentina, Chile, Peru, the Philippines, and Mexico, is part of NII Holdings, a stand-alone, publicly traded company that is not owned by Sprint Corporation. Nextel Communications, Inc., was a wireless service operator that merged with and continues to exist as a wholly owned subsidiary of Sprint Corporation. In 2003, Verizon Wireless and Sprint PCS each launched push-to-talk features, with Cingular following in 2005.
Until 2005, the company was also known as the Sprint Corporation, but took the name Sprint Nextel Corporation when it merged with Nextel Communications and adopted its black and yellow color scheme, along with a new logo.

Global Positioning System

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The company was the first in the United States to integrate global positioning system features into their phones and to complete their 2G network upgrade.

ReadyLink

Sprint had originally launched its own push-to-talk service, known as ReadyLink, which is based on SIP.
ReadyLink was a "walkie-talkie" service, which used Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), offered by the Sprint Nextel Corporation, in an effort to compete with then-separate Nextel Communications.

NASCAR Cup Series

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In 2008 however, the series was renamed the Sprint Cup Series due to Sprint Nextel's plan to phase out the Nextel brand name.
A similar deal was made with Nextel in 2003, and it became the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series (2004–2007).

Clearnet (Telus Mobility)

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iDEN (Motorola) is also utilized in the Southeast of the United States by SouthernLINC Wireless and in Canada by Telus Mobility under the Mike Mobile brand.
At the same time, Clearnet, with new strategic partners in Motorola and Nextel, completed an initial public offering to pay for this conversion.

Motorola i870

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The Motorola i850, i860, i870, and i880 were the only phones to support WiDEN without modification.
It was released for SouthernLINC networks in mid-October 2005, and for Nextel on October 31, 2005 as a replacement for the i860.

NASCAR

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On June 19, 2003, Nextel and NASCAR announced a sponsorship agreement to rename NASCAR's top racing series to the Nextel Cup Series beginning in 2004.
In 2004, Nextel Communications took over sponsorship of the premier series from R. J. Reynolds, who had sponsored it as the Winston Cup from 1972 until 2003, and formally renamed it the Nextel Cup Series.

AT&T Mobility

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In 2003, Verizon Wireless and Sprint PCS each launched push-to-talk features, with Cingular following in 2005.
Two years later, when Nextel Communications (now Sprint Corporation) purchased the naming rights to NASCAR's top division (rebranding the division as the Nextel Cup, and later the Sprint Cup), Cingular and Alltel, sponsor of the #12 Dodge (owned by Penske Racing and driven by Ryan Newman), were allowed to stay as sponsors under a grandfather clause.

Specialized Mobile Radio

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Nextel's network operated in the 800-MHz Specialized Mobile Radio band and used iDEN technology developed by Motorola. The founders chose the name "FleetCall" because the company's network used the 800 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio frequencies designated by the Federal Communications Commission for use in fleet dispatch.

Nasdaq

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Shares traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol NXTL.

Reston, Virginia

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Nextel was headquartered in Reston, Virginia, United States.

Federal Communications Commission

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The founders chose the name "FleetCall" because the company's network used the 800 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio frequencies designated by the Federal Communications Commission for use in fleet dispatch.

Fleet vehicle

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The founders chose the name "FleetCall" because the company's network used the 800 MHz Specialized Mobile Radio frequencies designated by the Federal Communications Commission for use in fleet dispatch.

Motorola

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These "non-cellular" frequencies were made usable for a consumer and business wireless voice telephone service with the iDEN technology developed by Motorola, which some observers at the time said would not be practical.

2G

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The company was the first in the United States to integrate global positioning system features into their phones and to complete their 2G network upgrade.

Customer lifecycle management

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Nextel was also an industry leader in customer lifecycle management.

Loyalty business model

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The company also developed capabilities allowing it to assess and review customer relationship values objectively and to project and respond to customer loyalty.

Average revenue per user

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As a result of these efforts, and what was reported to be a strong focus on customer satisfaction across the organization, Nextel was known for industry-leading customer retention rates, average revenue per user, and customer lifetime value.