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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

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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Sprint blaming someone else besides themselves adam2106 May 9, 2013, 11:04 AM
Be that as it may... WhySoBluePandaBear May 7, 2013, 4:35 PM
Do it in house like Verizon jsjammu May 7, 2013, 10:41 AM
Didn't take long CaptainPlanet May 7, 2013, 12:15 PM
 
 
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