Sprint, Clearwire Mulling Their LTE 4G Future
Sprint and Clearwire have signed a non-binding agreement whereby they'll work together to develop the technical specifications necessary for Clearwire to launch Long Term Evolution and for the two networks to be interoperable. The agreement will cover items such as cell site selection, site builds, and chipsets for devices. The companies want to ensure that customers using Sprint's service will enjoy seamless handoffs between Sprint and Clearwire's networks. Both Sprint and Clearwire have announced plans to shift away from WiMax and deploy LTE 4G networks in their place.
Sprint's WiMax Shutdown May Halt Service for Charities
Sprint plans to deactivate its WiMax network on Nov. 6, but some charities say the change will eliminate internet service for some 300,000 Americans altogether.
Masayoshi Son Would Consider Selling Sprint Spectrum
SoftBank CEO and Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son indicated he'd be willing to sell some of the company's 2.5GHz spectrum assets to keep Sprint funded. Sprint gained a massive amount of 2.5GHz spectrum holdings when it purchased Clearwire.
Sprint's 'Magic Box' Is An In-Home Small Cell to Help Improve Coverage
Sprint today announced the Magic Box, a tool Sprint hopes consumers and businesses will use to help it densify its LTE network. The Magic Box is similar to a signal booster in that owners place it in a window.
Nonprofits Convince Judge to Delay Sprint's WiMAX Shutdown
Mobile Citizens, a not-for-profit organization that provides free and low-cost internet service to schools, has won an injunction preventing Sprint from shutting down its WiMax network. Sprint had planned to cease operating WiMax on Nov.
Sprint Likely Switch from Qualcomm to Kodiak for PTT Services
Sprint is on the verge of offering a new version of its push-to-talk service, according to the company's web site. Direct Connect Plus, when it becomes available, will allow "a wide selection of feature phones, smartphones, and tablets" to make PTT calls via 3G, 4G LTE, and WiFi.
Honestly I believe that this is the way to go, Lightsquare may never be up and running + there frequensy is suspect and Clearwire has so much spectrum that Sprint should be ok from this deal. The only question mark is th
supplemental downlink: the Sprint-Clearwire spectrum solution
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