Sprint Evaluating LTE
Sprnt recently indicated at a public event that it is evaluating future technological choices for its core CDMA network. Mathew Oommen, Sprint's VP of device and technology development, said, "We want to future proof our network. We want to leverage all the assets we have in such a way that offers us the lowest cost per bit." Sprint said that it "open" to LTE. Sprint's WiMax partner, Clearwire, has recently said that it will standardize on the best technology, and can switch to LTE if it needs to. "There's nothing that prevents us from... moving to LTE," said Kevin Packingham, senior VP of product and technology development at Sprint, speaking at the LTE event. "We're doing a technology evaluation and making a decision on our core network and how we want to evolve that going forward." Sprint has submitted a request for proposal (RFP) from many of the world's wireless networking technology companies in order for it to evolve its CDMA network. If it were to switch from CDMA to LTE, that would make it the fourth major U.S. carrier to choose the new standard. Sprint hasn't made up its mind.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
Sprint Retires 'Spark' and Launches 'LTE Plus'
Sprint is rebranding its LTE 4G network in an effort to call attention to the technology involved in making the network tick. Sprint LTE Plus replaces the Sprint Spark name for the company's tri-band LTE network, which uses 800MHz, 1.9GHz, and 2.5GHz.
Sprint Can Commence WiMax Shutdown
A Massachusetts court has given Sprint permission to turn off its WiMax network in stages over the next two months. Sprint will turn WiMax off in 16 cities, including New York, today, with 39 more to follow on February 29, and the remaining 25 cities on March 31.
Sprint's WiMax Shutdown May Halt Service for Charities
Sprint plans to deactivate its WiMax network on Nov. 6, but some charities say the change will eliminate internet service for some 300,000 Americans altogether.
To Eric the Author
Smart to go with LTE
WIMAX is easily upgradable or should I say convertable to LTE with software upgrades/changes. Sprint is way ahead of the curve for tomorrows technology.
The Here and Now...
Verizon is talking about what they will be delivering next year or so...Sprint will be delivering next month. I personally will be jumping on the HTC Evo bandwagon on June 4th. Who's with me???
WiMAX IS THE FUTURE
... or Not!
Have fun with your slower iPhone for quite a while.
1) It allows a choice between LTE or WiMAX.
2) Acts as a governor for LTE.
Personally, I don't understand the hate for WiMAX. LTE and...
Doesn't really matter
Making sure it works correctly, testing, ironing out the bugs need to be done before anyone can think of jumping on an Olympic sized pool with just an inch of water.
ONLY FOR VOICE!!!
HTC EVO LTE!!!
News Flash: Companies are thinking about possibly making future decisions.