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Sprint Says LTE Decision Coming in 4-6 Months

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Feb 15, 2011, 12:37 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Speaking at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, Sprint executives said that it will evaluate how its customers migrate from CDMA to WiMax over the next four to six months. It will then analyze that data and decide whether or not to stay with WiMax or switch to Long Term Evolution. It will also take into consideration how best to use its spectrum assets for 4G services.

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Feb 15, 2011, 1:38 PM

Translation: We are switching to LTE

There. Done. 🤣
Exactly. Seriously, why don't they just say that and stop making these teasers. No one else has ever launched a technology and then continually pondered publicly no less about switching to another technology. It certainly does not inspire confidenc...

Feb 15, 2011, 12:41 PM

Please go LTE

It would be nice, uniformed network across the US. Or the can keep Wimax and LTE use one for voice, other one for data. Not sure if thats a possibility but it would be nice.
It wouldn't be very uniform since Sprint uses different spectrum for their Wimax than Verizon and AT&T use for LTE.

I think they should have jumped on LTE much sooner. Now, they'll have to transition current 4G customers over to a new standard, wh...

Feb 15, 2011, 2:59 PM

Might be bad news for Clear!

If they are stopping selling their service on their own and Sprint drops them, their future doesn't look too good!
Sprint owns 51% of them so there is no dropping them lol.... sprint would probably just buy them out.
ajkenj said:
If they are stopping selling their service on their own and Sprint drops them, their future doesn't look too good!

Come again?
Clear would be Sprint's LTE provider.
Clear is already preparing to be...
Crunchy Frog

Feb 15, 2011, 10:31 PM

Aha, I knew it

With the recent news about Clear losing money and not expanding their 4G network, I knew Sprint would have to reconsider their 4G strategy. This is just a nice way of saying Wimax is dead from Sprint's perspective. They can't rely on Clearwire anymore and will be left behind by the other carriers' 4G networks.
Long live Sprint!
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