Sprint's LTE to Launch On 1900MHz Only
Expect lower LTE speeds a la MetroPCS
It could work out for them with ESMR on the horizon. They gotta get rid of iDEN already. Isn't this the year or is it next year?
But bandwidth is key, and since LTE will be sharing bandwidth with CDMA, (like MetroPCS,) it could be limited. The situation will vary greatly by market. They'll have good LTE speeds in some cities; worse in others.
Putting more CDMA (and thus more voice) in the ESMR (iDEN) band is key. You may see them offering incentives encouraging people to upgrade to CDMA 800 (ESMR) capable phones in some cities, to free up the 1900 band for more LTE.
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