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Sprint to Use Multimode Cell Towers

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Oct 7, 2011, 9:14 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Oct 7, 2011, 9:37 AM

Sprint said today that it will combine how it runs its three separate networks — CDMA, iDEN, and WiMax (and eventually LTE), onto a single platform by taking advantage of multimode 3G and 4G base stations. The multimode stations, which Sprint had previously said it would deploy, will be able to handle all Sprint's networks from a single cell tower. These base stations will also be able to support multiple network frequencies, such as 800MHz, 1600MHz, 1900MHz, and 2.6GHz. Sprint said the multi-mode base stations are the core part of the company's Network Vision plan.

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Oct 9, 2011, 4:54 PM

Built from the ground up.........

VZW, AT&T, cannot claim this in their wettest dreams.
T-Mobile and Sprint are not the result of mergers and have come far for what they have had to work with. MetroPCS is another.
It is a matter of CHOICE.
Do not like the program, CHANGE THE F'in CHANNEL and MOVE ON!

Oct 7, 2011, 10:16 AM

So, There You Have It.

There should be no worries of purchasing a WiMAX handset and wondering if it will still work when LTE is launched.

John B.
Seeing and hearing is believing.
I'm not worried about whether it will work. I'm worried about whether they'll extend the WiMax footprint. Currently, they don't have it on Long Island. At this point, I don't see much logic in my getting a new phone with WiMax when I can't make use ...
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