Sprint Talks 3G/4G Device Strategy
Sprint spent some time today talking about its plan for deploying CDMA 3G, and WiMax and Long Term Evolution 4G devices over the next few years. While the company didn't share specific details about particular handsets, it spoke in general terms about how it will move forward with its 3G and 4G services with respect to network technology and spectrum support. Sprint said that it will integrate 800MHz CDMA Class 10 in most 2011 devices and all 2012 devices. It will use its 800MHz CDMA assets to supplement its current 1900MHz PCS voice services. Sprint will also build 1X Advanced into its 2012 device portfolio. LTE will debut in devices by the middle of 2012. Sprint said that WiMax will still be included in its products, but will overlap and sell both WiMax and LTE devices at the same time. Handsets released in 2012 will be dual-mode CDMA/LTE, with LTE running in the 1900MHz A-G Bands. It will launch multi-mode CDMA/WiMax/LTE mobile hotspots. CDMA/WiMax devices will be sold through 2012. The company said that there will be about 15 CDMA/LTE devices available in 2012, including handsets, tablets, and data cards. Samsung, LG, RIM, Kyocera, Sierra Wireless, Google, Novatel, Qualcomm, VIA, HTC and Motorola have voiced their support for Sprint's network plans.
SV-DO and EV-DO Rev B 800-900 multi carrier
*SV-DO for simultaneous 1X voice and EV-DO data
*EV-DO Rev B with 2X or 3X multi carrier deployment for reduced latency and higher peak downlink data rates of 9.8 Mbps or 14.7 Mbps
Sprint's SMR 800 MHz X block nationwide collection of licenses have bandwidth of 12 MHz (6 MHz x 6 MHz paired) per market and can accommodate up to four contiguous CDMA 1.25 MHz carrier channels.
Sprint's SMR 900 MHz A-T blocks nationwide collection of licenses have aggregate bandwidth of up 10 MHz (up to 5 MHz x 5 MHz paired) per market and can accommodate up to three contiguous CDMA 1...
LTE 1900: likely 5 MHz x 5 MHz, no 10 MHz x 10 MHz
In many major markets, Sprint has deployed 3-4 CDMA1x and 3-4 EV-DO carrier channels in its traditional PCS A-F block spectrum. At 2.5 MHz (1.25 MHz x 1.25 MHz paired) bandwidth per carrier channel, Sprint is already using 15-20 MHz of its ~22 MHz average licensed bandwidth. So, in many markets, Sprint has little PCS A-F blo...
I believe your post is expressing the current Sprint situation as rolling out their LTE alone.
"If" Lightsquared is permitted to advance forward with licensing 20Mhz of their 1600Mhz spectrum which Sprint is to deploy, how will this effect ...
Sprint is running out of money