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Sprint Confirms WiMax Upload Speed Boost

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Jun 9, 2011, 10:46 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

In an email to Phone Scoop, Sprint spokesperson Stephanie Vinge confirmed that the company plans to increase the upload speeds available on its WiMax network. She said, "Soon the uplink speed cap on all existing Sprint dual mode and single mode 4G mobile devices will be increased from 1.0 to 1.5 Mbps. Customers may notice uplink speeds as much as 50% faster after the speed cap is raised. We haven’t stated a specific date this will take place."

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Jun 9, 2011, 11:40 AM

Oooohhhh big whoomp 1.5 upload

On Verizon LTE I get 3-7mbps upload speeds, sometimes even a little higher
It is a big whoop for Sprint customers who are happy where they are and don't want or have access to Verizon LTE. If the company can provide its customers a 50% increase, I applaud them for the effort.

I'll still be using my D Charge though.
Jayshmay said:
On Verizon LTE I get 3-7mbps upload speeds, sometimes even a little higher

Three thoughts:

1. Clear WiMAX operates in 10 MHz of spectrum; VZW LTE operates in 20 MHz of spectrum. On a per MHz basis...
Just wait until people start actually using that LTE network in significant numbers....you'll see that speed drop dramatically....

Bottom line is it's easy to provide quick speeds when no one is using the network.

Jun 9, 2011, 8:04 PM

It's Clearwire, not Sprint.

The WiMax outgoing is limited to its supplier, Clearwire, so Clearwire users will also expect the increase of outgoing speed.
BTW, may Clearwire increase the outgoing to 3Mbps?
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