Shenandoah Telecommunications Company and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company") provide wireless personal communications service ("PCS") under the Sprint brands, and telephone service, cable television, unregulated communications equipment sales and services, and internet access under the Shentel brand. In addition, the Company operates an interstate fiber optic network and leases its owned cell site towers to both affiliates and non-affiliated third-party wireless service providers. The Company's reportable segments include: Wireless, Cable, Wireline and Other. See Note 17, Segment Reporting, in our consolidated financial statements for further information.
Pursuant to an agreement with Sprint and its related parties (collectively, "Sprint"), the Company has been the exclusive Sprint PCS Affiliate providing wireless mobility communications network products and services on the 800 megahertz (MHz), 1900 MHz and 2.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum ranges in a multi-state area covering large portions of central and western Virginia, south-central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and portions of Maryland, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Ohio. The Company is licensed to use the Sprint brand name in this territory, and operates its network under Sprint's radio spectrum licenses.
Since 1995, the Wireless operations have provided personal communications services over a digital wireless telephone and data network through an agreement with Sprint. The Company currently provides service in a multi-state area covering large portions of central and western Virginia, south-central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and portions of Maryland, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Ohio ("Sprint Affiliate Area"). The current Sprint Affiliate Area covers approximately 6.1 million POPS ("Covered POPS"). In the Sprint Affiliate Area, the Company is the exclusive provider of the Sprint-branded wireless services using the 800 MHz, 1900 MHz and 2.5 GHz spectrum ranges. The Company provided network service to 795,176 postpaid Sprint PCS subscribers at December 31, 2018, representing an increase of 8.0% compared with December 31, 2017. The Company provided service to 258,704 prepaid Sprint PCS subscribers at December 31, 2018, representing an increase of 14.6% compared to December 31, 2017. Of the Company's total consolidated operating revenues, approximately 68% in 2018, 72% in 2017 and 69% in 2016 were generated by or through Sprint and its customers using the Company's portion of Sprint's nationwide network.