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.
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 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.
Sprint Falls to Become No. 4 US Carrier
Sprint reported its second quarter earnings today and the numbers reveal it has fallen behind competitor T-Mobile in the total number of customers. T-Mobile, which gained a total of 2 million new customers during the second quarter, reported a total customer base on 58.9 million.
Sprint Partners Making Headway in Rural LTE Push
Sprint says 16 of the 30 companies who've agreed to participate in its Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program have launched their LTE networks. The Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program is similar to Verizon Wireless' LTE in Rural America initiative.
the company lost 2 million net customers during the period.
Cool story sprint.
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...