Sprint to Use Wi-Fi Offloading Technology
Sprint today said that part of its Network Vision plan is to add Wi-Fi offloading technology to its Wi-Fi equipped smartphones and other devices. This will allow smartphones to autmatically transition from 3G/4G networks to Wi-Fi and back as appropriate depending on coverage and network availability. Sprint believes offloading data traffic to Wi-Fi will help reduce congestion on its 3G/4G networks.
Sprint Parent Greenlights Network Plan
SoftBank has given Sprint the go-ahead to begin its network improvement plan. The nation's third-largest carrier plans to densify its LTE 4G network to improve coverage and capacity.
Sprint Partners with Boingo to Double Down On WiFi
Sprint today announced a new partnership with Boingo that will give its customers free access to Boingo's WiFi hotspots in 35 U.S. airports.
Sprint Targeting a Fall Launch for VoLTE
Sprint expects to deploy voice over LTE across its network starting this fall. Sprint competitors AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless already offer VoLTE across the bulk of their footprints, making Spring the last major carrier to deploy the upgraded voice technology.
Sprint to Sell Certain Network Assets for $2.2 Billion
Sprint has agreed to sell select network assets to a company called Network LeaseCo and then lease back those assets for an unspecified sum. The move is meant to boost Sprint's cash position and will eventually add $2.2 billion to the company's coffers.
If experience ia any guide, what begins as complaints about 'congestion' ends with cancellation of unlimited data plans.
Hopefully it works