Sprint Confirms VUE Test Uses MediaFLO
Oct 10, 2006, 12:05 PM by (staff)
Sprint has confirmed that it is testing Qualcomm's MediaFLO mobile broadcast technology. The carrier was recently discovered to be trialing the service called VUE, with a Samsung TV phone modified for use in the US. The service is not a user-selected download or stream like Sprint TV. Instead it is a set of digital TV channels transmitted over a frequency separate from Sprint's cellular spectrum which a user can tune into. If trials are successful, Sprint is likely to join Verizon as a FLO launch partner. Verizon's MediaFLO trials have not been discussed or leaked, however the carrier was announced as Qualcomm's first partner for the service.
Sprint Likely Switch from Qualcomm to Kodiak for PTT Services
Sprint is on the verge of offering a new version of its push-to-talk service, according to the company's web site. Direct Connect Plus, when it becomes available, will allow "a wide selection of feature phones, smartphones, and tablets" to make PTT calls via 3G, 4G LTE, and WiFi.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 5G Modem to Connect First 5G Networks and Devices
Qualcomm today said various network operators plan to use its Snapdragon X50 5G modem in trials this year, while a number of device makers have selected the X50 for mobile gear due next year. According to Qualcomm, the carriers committed to the X50 include AT&T, British Telecom, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, NTT DoCoMo, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, Verizon, and others.
Sprint Targeting 2019 Launch for 5G On Its 2.5 GHz Spectrum
Sprint today said it is working with Qualcomm and SoftBank to develop 5G technologies, including the 3GPP New Radio (NR) standard, for Sprint's 2.5 GHz spectrum (Band 41). Sprint's 2.5 GHz airwaves offer a massive footprint around the country, making it ideal for providing coverage.
Sprint's 3-Channel LTE Reaches 295Mbps
Sprint today said it has achieved peak download speeds of 295Mbps using three-channel carrier aggregation on the HTC 10 smartphone. Carrier aggregation pairs together multiple segments of spectrum to improve speed and capacity.
Verizon Says 5G Trials Progressing Nicely
Verizon Wireless today provided a snapshot of its progress in testing 5G wireless technology. The company has performed trials both in the lab and real-world environments, including residential and commercial areas, with partners Ericsson, Intel, Nokia, Samsung, and Qualcomm.
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Pictures of the Samsung m250 (Sprint's first VUE phone)
Courtesy of Ment99 @ SprintUsers!