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Sprint Accelerates 3G Plans with EV-DO

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Jun 22, 2004, 3:39 PM   by (staff)

Sprint today announced fast-track plans to add EV-DO high-speed data technology to its CDMA network. Upgrades will begin immediately, with service available in some areas by the end of the year, and remaining major metro areas to follow in 2005. EV-DO offers average data rates of 300-500 Kbps - up to 10 times faster than Sprint's current network. Sprint had orginally planned to skip EV-DO in favor of EV-DV technology. However, competitive presure from Verizon Wireless and delayed availability of EV-DV equipment likely contributed to the change of plans. Pricing, equipment, and specific services will be anounced in coming months.

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Jun 23, 2004, 8:18 AM

Change of heart

Hmm.......Sounds to me think Sprint realizes that they dropped the bal with the EV-DO vs. EV-DV decision. While VZW is getting raze reveiws about EV-DO in the DC and San Diego Sprint was caught with there pants down, so to speak. Embarassed
Unlikely that is the case... Sprint usually would let Verizon give people a taste of what is coming, and the release something better across the network at the same time..

Like 3G for example.. Verzion first offered 3G service in OK City before Spr...
I think what has happened is that the latest release of EV-DO includes a lot of the features of EV-DV that sprint was holding out for.

The competitive picture played a role as well. Cingular is talking about WCDMA hsdpa and verizon is doing DO as w...
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