Sprint Embracing, Not Fighting, Place Shifting

from the does-somebody-understand? dept

While some mobile operators are convinced that companies need to get their permission before releasing services that can be used on their networks, it sounds like Sprint recognizes the value that place-shifting media services like Sling and Orb can add to its network. It's in talks with Sling about how to use and enhance the service for its customers, realizing that encouraging such services will make its network more attractive to consumers than those of its rivals who look to limit what people can do to services they've approved and from which they can profit. It's not wholly unprecedented from Sprint, which said a year ago it would give its DSL customers similar services from Orb Networks. At a time when so many telecommunications providers want to cut off content providers and make their networks less valuable, it's nice to see one recognizing that supporting the use of innovative services is a better way.
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