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Sprint Puts Vendors at Fault for LTE Network Delays

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May 7, 2013, 10:38 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Sprint's Network Vision project has been plagued by problems with its equipment providers, the company said in paperwork recently filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "During the second half of 2012, we experienced delays with vendor execution, backhaul connectivity delays, shortages in equipment such as fiber cable and antennas, as well as other regulatory and environmental issues," said Sprint. Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, and Samsung are the three companies providing Sprint with its networking gear, each of which is responsible for a select geographical area of the country. "However, we expect that we will recover from these delays and we are still forecasting to have the majority of the sites on-air by the end of 2013 with expected completion of Network Vision deployment by the middle of 2014." Sprint has been slow to deploy its LTE network, which first launched during the second quarter of 2012. It had expected to cover 250 million POPs with LTE by the end of 2013, but has revised that estimate downward to 200 million. It says it is still on track to reach 150 million POPs by the middle of 2013.

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adam2106

May 9, 2013, 11:04 AM

Sprint blaming someone else besides themselves

go figure. They blamed nextel, they blamed everyone else but themselves with this mess. now they are blaming LTE network vendors. shame on them. they are the ones who picked them..... so its their fault not the vendors.. the vendors can only do so much if the parts are there...

shame on sprint for doing this again. They should blame themselves!
adam2106 said:
go figure. They blamed nextel, they blamed everyone else but themselves with this mess. now they are blaming LTE network vendors. shame on them. they are the ones who picked them..... so its their fault not the vendo
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WhySoBluePandaBear

May 7, 2013, 4:35 PM

Be that as it may...

Sprint hires too many idiots. Pay the people who will get you the results, and call it a day.


So don't fault the vendors, fault the complete morons you give power in your company - they do nothing but talk, INSTEAD of getting you RESULTS.
Its bush's fault.
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So I guess the people @ Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, and Samsung are all idiots hunh? Sprint contracted all three of these companies to supply equipment, and they've done so at a slower pace than expected. So why shouldn't they place the blame where it b...
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jsjammu

May 7, 2013, 10:41 AM

Do it in house like Verizon

That's why Verizon choose to do it in house so their people have something vested in the company and it's network completion
I am still quite impressed with Sprints network deployment they have completed so far. Has definitely improved coverage in many areas that needed it badly and have gotten 4G LTE to some key cities.

Hope the manufacturers get their act together.
jsjammu said:
That's why Verizon choose to do it in house so their people have something vested in the company and it's network completion


Yea but do it in house and then when it goes wrong there is no one to blame ...
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CaptainPlanet

May 7, 2013, 12:15 PM

Didn't take long

Since they can't blame this on the Nextel acquisition, I see they found another scapegoat to blame.
I was waiting for somebody else to mention this, so I could reply and say I agree.

I agree! Seems they always have some kind of scapegoat to blame their problems on, no matter what they are, no matter when they happen.
Very Obama-like, to be honest.

"It's all their fault, even though we're supposed to be handling this."
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