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Sprint Says 150 Markets Will Have LTE in 'Coming Months'

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Dec 19, 2012, 10:27 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sprint today offered a progress report on its LTE and enhanced 3G deployments. According to Sprint, a total of 150 markets will have LTE coverage in the coming months. Sprint has already named most of these markets, and 49 of them are already live. It added 36 new markets today to the list of those prepared to receive LTE. Additionally, Sprint has enhanced is CDMA-EVDO 3G network in 70 other markets. Sprint didn't specify when exactly the markets will receive LTE. These network improvements are all part of its Network Vision project, which is a multi-year effort to update its network to IP (internet protocol) technology.

Abbeville, La.
Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas
Blytheville, Ark.
Brainerd, Minn.
Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, Conn. Brownsville/Harlingen, Texas
Crowley, La.
Dalton, Ga.
Duluth, Minn.
Dunn, N.C.
Durham/Chapel Hill, N.C.
Eau Claire, Wisc.
Greenwood, S.C.
Jackson, Tenn.
La Crosse, Wisc.
Lafayette, La.
Lawton, Okla.
Little Rock/North Little Rock/Conway, Ark.
Mankato/North Mankato, Minn.
Muskogee, Okla.
New Haven/Milford, Conn.
New Iberia, La.
North Wilkesboro, N.C.
Oklahoma City
Palm Coast, Fla.
Pine Bluff, Ark.
Ponca City, Okla.
Raleigh/Cary, N.C.
Rochester, Minn.
Salinas, Calif.
San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, Calif. Santa Cruz/Watsonville, Calif.
Springfield, Mass.
Searcy, Ark.
St. Cloud, Minn.
Stillwater, Okla.

About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.


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Dec 20, 2012, 3:18 AM

Whatever time frame you have

Exceed it, and get it done twice as fast as the industry standard would allow.

It's not as easy as flipping a switch - but it's as easy as writing a check and getting these dumb contractors to hurry up and hustle out to these towers.

And before you bring up costs, consider you've been supporting Clear - the pregnant, jobless, white trash burden ....since 2008. 😉
They should just increase the timeframe they tell us, but plan to get it done in half that time all along. So when they are done on schedual, we think they are early. The exact same way a good engineer works. Tells the captain 6 hours, gets it done ...

Dec 19, 2012, 10:44 AM

For a company supposedly so farr behind...

...they certainly are very busy anyway. 😁

Maybe if they just read some of the sources being cited by other posters here, they'd feel really bad about all this.
Yep, busy as bees, however, Sprint can do no right here on phonepoop.com, didn't you already know that?
I'll be impressed when they can finally turn a profit, no more of this 'our losses are less than than last quarter', there need to be actual profits.

Dec 19, 2012, 3:07 PM

Falling Far Behind

Sucks that Sprints network is basically a fail.. they have Spotty WIMAX coverage and an LTE network that barely covers the US...

Their 3G network is SUPER SLOW... yeah unlimited internet.. but only if you are lucky enough to live in those FEW cities that have an updated network!... I am in the Ft. Lauderdale Florida area and it SUCKS.....

I guess I am bitter b/c i was one of the first with a HTC EVO when it first came out... when we FINALLY got the "4G" No where i went had coverage b/c its so spotty...

It was a blessing when i switched to AT&T ... the 3G network speeds i get average at about 3MBS.. when on sprints i averaged about 220kbs... why bother wasting money on them?...

Too many broken promises sprint.. that is why i lef...
greekguy1170 said:
It was a blessing when i switched to AT&T ...

Ignorance must be bliss. I do not know how anyone in good conscience can give any money to a company as duplicitous as AT&T, which tried to hoodwin...
I too was in that same situation with the Evo when it came out. Sprint has improved in certain areas such as customer service but as far business decisions they just keep making the wrong ones. What good is unlimited 3G when like you said, it's super ...
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