Sprint Launches LTE in 41 New Markets
Sprint today expanded its LTE 4G network footprint by 41 markets. Today's launch means LTE is available to Sprint subscribers in 151 markets around the U.S. Some of the new markets include Oakland, Calif.; Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Fla.; Portland, Ore.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Philadelphia. Sprint says it is on track to offer LTE to 200 million POPs by the end of the year, though Sprint didn't say how many POPs its LTE network covers today. In addition to the network expansion, Sprint also announced its second quarter earnings. Sprint had a net loss of $1.6 billion on revenue of $7.2 billion. Sprint said that 86% of its post-paid device sales were smartphones, including 1.4 million iPhones, but the company lost 2 million net customers during the period. Sprint indicated that many of the customers it lost were due to its shutdown of the iDEN network, which was turned off June 30.
Sprint Touts Network Progress
Sprint today offered a snapshot of the progress it has made deploying LTE around the country. According to its fourth quarter earnings, Sprint's LTE network now reaches 270 million POPs, up from 260 million in the previous quarter.
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 LTE and Spark Footprints Continue to Grow
Sprint today launched LTE service in 24 new markets and Spark service in an additional 24 markets. The company's LTE footprint now reaches 270 million POPs, while its Spark footprint reaches 125 million POPs.
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.
the company lost 2 million net customers during the period.
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Again, limited major city launch
Sorry Sprint, but you may have towers in 151 cities or markets or hicksvilles whatever you choose to call them, but from mine and everyone elses experience of use, we all testify that keeping your speed and signal lower than usable is not launched, its just a marketing gimmick to say to the FCC "We laun...
ARPU: Sprint's 2013 still less than Nextel's 2004
"Best-ever Sprint platform postpaid ARPU of $64.20 and 11th consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth."
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What's the big deal about ARPU?
This figure represents how much customers spend with their wireless service providers, and Nextel always has led the pack. In the third quarter, Nextel reported that its ARPU was $69. Spri...