Sprint Increases Its LTE Footprint
Sprint today announced the availability of LTE 4G in a handful of new markets. Consumers in Lawrence, Topeka, and Wichita, Kans.; Waukegan-Lake County, Ill.; and Barnstable-Hyannis/Mid-Cape, Mass. now have access to Sprint's LTE network. In addition to the new LTE markets, Sprint said that it has enhanced its 3G CDMA network in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City. Customers using 3G devices in those cities should see improved network performance. Sprint remains on target to offer LTE in 100 markets by the end of the year.
Sprint Doubles LTE Plus Footprint
Sprint today said it has doubled the availability of its LTE Plus coverage from 77 markets in November to more than 150 markets today. Some of the new markets include Boulder, Colo., West Palm Beach, Fla., Cleveland, Ohio, and Syracuse, N.Y.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
Sprint Retires 'Spark' and Launches 'LTE Plus'
Sprint is rebranding its LTE 4G network in an effort to call attention to the technology involved in making the network tick. Sprint LTE Plus replaces the Sprint Spark name for the company's tri-band LTE network, which uses 800MHz, 1.9GHz, and 2.5GHz.
T-Mobile Says LTE Footprint Now Matches Sprint
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said the company's LTE 4G network now covers 280 million POPS. That's a slight improvement from the 275 million POPs T-Mobile said it covered at the end of April.
Sprint Says Network Vision Is Basically Done
Sprint recently indicated that its years-long Network Vision project is coming to a close. Sprint's 1900MHz LTE network covers 260 million POPs, according to Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer, who made the comments at a Bank of America investor conference this week.
If Sprint is saying they are improving 3G network performance in the nations three largest cities, I hope that means, capacity capacity capacity, backhaul backhaul backhaul and not "oh we just deployed 850ESMR so ya'll be good to go" - cause MOST customers, something like 95% of them still dont have 850ESMR capable phones to experience what Sprint has notoriously called "improved n...
Never even heard of half these places. Lawrence Kansas? Waukegan-Lake County? Barnstable-Hyannis/Mid-Cape? Why the hell is Sprint deploying LTE in places that people never even heard of?
Why is VZW...
Just because its rural!