Sprint Could Fire Up Nationwide LTE by 2013
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Mar 2, 2011, 3:44 PM by Eric M. Zeman
updated Mar 2, 2011, 9:59 PM
Speaking to investors, Sprint's president of network operations, Steve Elfman, said that if the company decides to switch from WiMax to LTE, it could light up the network and have devices as soon as 2012 and have nationwide coverage by 2013. Elfman repeated that Sprint is still evaluating its 4G network position and it will make a decision by the middle of the year about a potential network technology switch. Elfman said that Sprint is still in negotiations with Clearwire about the future of their joint WiMax network. Sprint is still planning its Network Vision project, which aims to make massive improvements to its 3G network over the next few years. Sprint uses 1900MHz for its CDMA network, 800MHz for its iDEN network, and 2.5GHz for WiMax. The 800MHz spectrum has been earmarked for a switch to CDMA once Sprint begins to phase out iDEN in 2013.
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What happened to Wi-Max being superior?
LTE really seems like it is the way the industry is going. It'd be insane to not follow the trend on this one.
But i do expect Diamond to go nuts here, he's been an avid supporter of WiMax forever.
It has 592 networks up and running world wide
Wimax is Unlimited (Sprint)
Wimax 2 is ready now and is faster then lte
Wimax has the ability to do triple play. Internet, cable, and phone simultaneous...
Sprint WILL Fire Up Nationwide LTE by 2013
Sprint Will Fire Up Nationwide LTE by 2013...
Today, 3:44 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Speaking to investors, Sprint's president of network operations, Steve Elfman, said that WHEN company decides to switch from WiMax to LTE, it WILL light up the network and have devices as soon as 2012 and have nationwide coverage by 2013. Elfman repeated that Sprint HAS evaluatED its 4G network position and it HAS MADE a decision THIS year about a INDEFINATE network technology switch. Elfman said that Sprint is still in negotiations with Clearwire about the future of their joint WiMax network. Sprint is still planning its Network Vision project, which aims to make massive improvements to its 3G network ove
It's not like they need more CDMA capacity (in the areas where they already have service).
iDEN already on the outs
Just do it!
I do like Sprint's comment on making even more improvements to their 3G network.
As for selling TMO their 2.5 Ghz spectrum I don't think TMO is interested. I think there going to concentrate on milking the quasi 4G lead for now.
Only a matter of time...
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My Passion and quest for WiMAX's survival was and is irrelevant to the above. It is strictly on what most are not aware of, or they simply overlook. This would be the business model for which WiMAX stands for.
LTE and WiMAX are overseen by two different groups. Groups that have parallel directions for business , yet they are unlike in how it is offered to the end user. While both incentives remain in creating a g...
Big changes coming to Sprint