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Revision A Rollout Swifter Than Sprint Expected

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Aug 3, 2006, 12:39 PM   by (staff)

Sprint today announced it has accelerated its EV-DO Revision A timetable. The carrier expects to launch the service in selected areas in the fourth quarter of this year. They expect the entire network to be upgraded to Revision A by the third quarter of 2007. Sprint previously announced it would launch Revision A in early 2007 and would have most of their network upgraded by launch. However an announcement from Sierra Wireless that Revision A PC data cards would be available in the third quarter of this year hinted that the upgrade might launch sooner than Sprint claimed.

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Aug 8, 2006, 10:41 AM

Rollout maps/dates?

Has anyone had any access to a map/spreadsheet/etc. that shows tenative dates for rollout?

I've heard that they are shooting for end of year. We have 3 markets within driving distance that have been piloting EVDO for 6+ months already. I really am interested in adding a card to my employee plan but would like a ballpark figure on when we'll have the service in our area.

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Aug 3, 2006, 3:50 PM

sprint is back!!!!!!!!!!!

yes this is what ive been whatig for, sprint is back in the game, sorry cigular looks like your going to have to step down cus sprint is moving on up!!
😕 Sprint will only be matching the speeds Cingular already is capable of with HSDPA. The nationwide rollout is by the end of this year.

2006 second quarter add's at 708,000? (mostly prepaid!) It is a safe bet that Cingy and VZW have nothing to worry about!
Sprint is back!?!? 😳 What is this Sprint you speak of! 🤣

Aug 3, 2006, 12:59 PM


Someone educate me on this please...

Is the only difference between Rev 0 and Rev A the upload speeds? If so, what will they be increased to?

What will the download speeds be?

Download speeds will be increased a little but more importantly, latency will be reduced.

"With the evolution to EV-DO Revision A, users in markets where it is rolled out, will experience faster average download speeds of 450 - 800 kbps; and average upload speeds of 300 - 400 kbps. These data rates can enable richer applicat...

Aug 3, 2006, 7:23 PM

What about current EVDO pda's

Anyone know if the current Treo 700p smart phone or other EVDO-0 devices will be upgradeable to revision A? With software maybe? I just purchased the Treo 700p and while the speed is good it could be better..
Current Rev 0 devices will not benefit from the upgrade. You will continue to perform at Rev 0 speeds.
If you aren't uploading large files it doesn't matter.

Aug 3, 2006, 2:11 PM

New speed...and why??

👀 Ok Rev. A is good but if SprintNextel wants to make a statement they should drop the ED-DO and just go to ED-DV. It will reduce the amout of network lag time as well as develop the VoIP for them. With the co-branding they are going to roll out with Comcast, Time Warner, and more the ED-DV would be the best fit for the @home DVR from your wireless and more mobile content. Well that's my two cents.
EV-DV is no longer an option. Qualcomm dropped it's development because carriers were favoring EV-DO Rev. A over EV-DV. The reason? EV-DO Rev. A is just as capable (if not moreso) than EV-DV.

All of the things that you mentioned will be capable of ...
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