KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In what may become a recurring rumor, a blog reporter says Sprint will move its headquarters to somewhere in California.
The Overland Park, Kan.-based company denied the report, which was based on unidentified sources.
Sprint's vice president of corporate communications Doug Duvall said the headquarters will stay put, even as he acknowledged its current operations in the Golden State.
"We have a presence in Silicon Valley now and that could increase over time, but again Sprint has no plans on moving its headquarters from Overland Park," Duvall said.
It's the logic of the situation that makes the report potentially evergreen.
Sprint is now 80 percent owned by Tokyo-based SoftBank, thanks to a $21.6 billion transaction last summer.
And it hardly makes sense for the Japan-based executives and experts to fly over Silicon Valley on their way to meet with Sprint executives and experts.
Most of the time, they don't.
"We're talking to SoftBank on a daily basis in some part of our company," Duvall said.
Some meetings take place in Overland Park, others in California or even Japan. Sprint currently has offices in Burlingame and San Mateo. Many sessions consist of conference calls between distant groups, taking advantage of the technologies that both companies sell.