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.
Nokia's ReefShark Chips to Connect 5G Base Stations
Nokia today announced new 5G chipsets that will triple the throughput of base stations while also drastically slashing power consumption. The ReefShark chipsets pair Nokia's antennas with artificial intelligence in order to push the performance of base stations.
AT&T Settles with FCC Over Microwave License Violations
The FCC today said AT&T has agreed to pay a fine of $450,000 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.
Transit Wireless Brings Service to 20 Stations In the Bronx
Transit Wireless today said it has completed Phase 4 of its project to bring cellular and WiFi service to subway stations across New York City. Phase 4 adds coverage to 20 stations in the Bronx, as well as 17 stations in Manhattan.
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.
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.