Sprint partners with various vendors to decommission 9,600 iDEN towers before Q3 2012
0. phoneArena 12 Jun 2012, 12:38 posted on
In order to meet that June 30, 2013 date of when Sprint intends to close out its entire iDEN network, we’re hearing word now that a total of 9.600 iDEN towers are going to be decommissioned. In fact, Sprint announced today that they’ve made an agreement...
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1. lsutigers (Posts: 785; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
I believe this is only a third or a quarter of iDEN cell sites in commission today, so there is still a lot of work to be done. Either way, this is a good move for Sprint to get rid of the overhead of operating an inefficient 2G PTT network and re-invest resources into next-gen technology / Network Vision 1xRTT Advanced Voice, 3G Advanced, 4G LTE 1900 & 800, HD Voice and VoLTE groundwork.
3. alan_1230 (Posts: 78; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)
It says in sprint website that Lte should be launched in mid 2012 it's already June ! Waiting patiently :(