St. Louis Latest Market to Receive 3G Boost from Sprint
Sprint announced that it has made improvements to its CDMA 3G network in the St. Louis market. Specifically, Sprint has increased the capacity of its network in the St. Louis metropolitan area such that customers should expect to have fewer dropped calls and faster 3G data speeds. Sprint said that it has made 32 different improvements over the past three months and has another 30 improvements scheduled to take place in the next three months as part of its Network Vision program. Sprint said that its network improvements also apply to Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. Several other markets will receive similar 3G improvements from Sprint this year, including Atlanta and Detroit.
ZTE Blade Force for Boost Mobile Boasts HPUE
ZTE today announced the Blade Force smartphone for Boost Mobile. This Android handset includes support for Sprint's High Performance User Equipment technology and two-channel carrier aggregation for better performance near the cell edge.
Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier
Virgin Mobile USA, which is owned and operated by Sprint, transformed itself today into new provider much more closely aligned with the Virgin brand. Significantly, Virgin Mobile USA is now an iPhone-only carrier, meaning Apple's iPhones are the only phones Virgin will sell moving forward.
Sprint CEO Predicts It'll Have Top Network In Two Years
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure believes the company will have the number 1 or number 2 network in the country within 18 to 24 months. Claure made the comments while speaking at the Recode Conference.
Sprint Says It Has Improved NYC Network Performance
Sprint today talked up coverage improvements it has made across New York City. For example, using two-channel carrier aggregation Sprint has doubled the download speeds and capacity of its 2.5 GHz cell sites around the metropolitan area.