Sprint Boosts 3G Network in Atlanta Ahead of LTE Launch
Sprint announced that it has made improvements to its CDMA network in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Specifically, Sprint has increased the capacity of its network in Atlanta such that customers should expect to have fewer dropped calls and faster 3G data speeds. Sprint said that it has made 100 different improvements over the past three months and has another 122 improvements scheduled to take place in the next three months, helping to prepare the area for Sprint's LTE 4G network, which is launching in Atlanta by mid-year. Sprint said that its network improvements also apply to Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.
Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier
Virgin Mobile USA, which is owned and operated by Sprint, transformed itself today into new provider much more closely aligned with the Virgin brand. Significantly, Virgin Mobile USA is now an iPhone-only carrier, meaning Apple's iPhones are the only phones Virgin will sell moving forward.
ZTE Blade Force for Boost Mobile Boasts HPUE
ZTE today announced the Blade Force smartphone for Boost Mobile. This Android handset includes support for Sprint's High Performance User Equipment technology and two-channel carrier aggregation for better performance near the cell edge.
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.
Sprint Says It Has Improved NYC Network Performance
Sprint today talked up coverage improvements it has made across New York City. For example, using two-channel carrier aggregation Sprint has doubled the download speeds and capacity of its 2.5 GHz cell sites around the metropolitan area.
Why in the south, and why so slow?
By the time they get their LTE to 50% of their 3G footprint, it'll be 2018 and everyone else will be on Super Satalite Tower Future Coverage (SSTFC)?