Cricket to offer LTE after signing a roaming agreement with Lightsquared
Cricket Wireless, one of the smaller CDMA carriers offering low-budget and contract-free plans, shook hands with wireless broadband provider LightSquared over an agreement that will allow it to deliver 4G LTE service. The roaming agreement will be valid over the next few year and will complement the carrier's existing data network.
The agreement will definitely be of benefit to both parties as the massive investment required for deploying such a network could hardly be matched by the humble possibilities of the carrier. Just recently, MetroPCS's Samsung Galaxy Indulge, a Samsung Galaxy S of a kind, was announced for Cricket, bringing all of last year's Android power to the carrier. But with the LTE announcement, we look forward to hearing more about 4G-capable phones coming to Cricket, so stay tuned.
1. skymitch89 (Posts: 983; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Cricket? To offer LTE? They are really getting into the game. I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually become the 5th largest carrier fairly soon. That is if the deal between At&t and T-Mobile falls through. I just wonder what kind of devices they will offer that is compatible to both LTE and CDMA.