Sprint Nextel wins arbitration against Nextel Partners

Sep 06 2005 - 09:16 AM ET | Sprint Nextel

An arbitration panel initiated by Nextel Partners has ruled in favor of Sprint Nextel and rejected a request to stop the national rollout of the new Sprint brand.

The arbitration panel rejected claims by Nextel Partners that those agreements required Sprint Nextel either to allow Nextel Partners to use the new Sprint logo or to sell Nextel iDEN products only under the Nextel brand and not under the Sprint brand.

Nextel Partners runs wireless service under the Nextel brand in rural areas. Sprint Nextel is a minority stake holder in Nextel Partners.