Sprint to Use Multimode Cell Towers
Sprint said today that it will combine how it runs its three separate networks — CDMA, iDEN, and WiMax (and eventually LTE), onto a single platform by taking advantage of multimode 3G and 4G base stations. The multimode stations, which Sprint had previously said it would deploy, will be able to handle all Sprint's networks from a single cell tower. These base stations will also be able to support multiple network frequencies, such as 800MHz, 1600MHz, 1900MHz, and 2.6GHz. Sprint said the multi-mode base stations are the core part of the company's Network Vision plan.
T-Mobile to Bulk Up LTE Network with 4x2 MIMO
T-Mobile is prepared to strengthen its LTE 4G network by doubling the number of antennas on its base stations in select markets. T-Mobile's network currently uses a 2x2 MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) configuration.
Transit Wireless Upgrades Earliest NYC Subway Stops
Transit Wireless today said that it has upgraded the cell service found in six different subway stations scattered across New York City. The stations were among the first in the city to gain access to wireless services back in 2011.
Sprint Says Network Vision Is Basically Done
Sprint recently indicated that its years-long Network Vision project is coming to a close. Sprint's 1900MHz LTE network covers 260 million POPs, according to Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer, who made the comments at a Bank of America investor conference this week.
Sprint to Kill Off WiMax Once and for All On Nov. 6, 2015
Sprint today confirmed it will permanently shutter its WiMax network on or around November 6, 2015. The company had previously said it would operate the failed 4G network until "the end of 2015." Sprint said it has identified 6,000 "redundant sites that we expect to decommission and terminate the underlying leases," as part of the process, which will save the company some money.
FCC Fines AT&T $640,000 Over License Infractions
The FCC today said it plans to fine AT&T $640,000 for operating microwave stations outside the parameters of its licenses to do so. Microwave stations are generally set up in point-to-point configurations to beam signals across terrain where it is uneconomical to run copper or fiber wires.
Built from the ground up.........
T-Mobile and Sprint are not the result of mergers and have come far for what they have had to work with. MetroPCS is another.
It is a matter of CHOICE.
Do not like the program, CHANGE THE F'in CHANNEL and MOVE ON!
So, There You Have It.