Sprint nabs Wicker aide

Sprint has picked up new government-relations help in Hugh Carroll, the telecom legislative assistant to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), the senator’s office and the company confirmed to The Hill.

Carroll succeeds Melinda Lewis in Sprint’s D.C. office. Lewis was director of government relations at Sprint and has moved to the Fritts Group.

Carroll will move to Sprint as the company leads the battle against AT&T’s merger with T-Mobile, a combination that will occasion Senate and House hearings. The merger would leave Sprint trailing a distant third behind the top two wireless providers.