Sprint's LTE network already open to MVNOs
0. phoneArena 17 Jul 2012, 15:37 posted on
MVNOs, mobile virtual network operators, have long been a big part of Sprint's business plan, and it doesn't look like that plan is changing with Sprint's newly launched LTE network. In fact, a new plan makes it even easier for companies to join up with Sprint as an MVNO...
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2. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
wonder how long till they start slowing down the network for sprint customers like on the 3g network..
3. ngo2dd (Posts: 790; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
Boost mobile is owned by sprint so they are not really part of the MVO, metropcs roam on Sprint so they are more like the MVO model
4. lsutigers (Posts: 759; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
One thing to keep in mind is that Sprint's Network Vision architecture was designed to be flexible with multi-mode equipment to support other operators who want to host their network on Sprint's infrastructure. Also, their network was over engineered to support MVNO's with plenty bandwidth and capacity. Sprint also has the broadest spectrum portfolio in the industry to increase capacity as needed.
5. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
There goes Sprint, whoring itself out to everyone.
6. Birds (Posts: 1020; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
IDK if this is a dumb Idea or not but, could sprint cell like LTE routers that you can hook up to your very own fiberoptic network but make this router have like the range of a football field or greater? Tell me what you all think.
7. ImHungry (Posts: 17; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
i think sprint ruined its 3g this way. and now they want to do it to LTE. why sprint, why?
8. lsutigers (Posts: 759; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
Read my post above. Although that's a small reason why Sprint's network slowed down (it was mainly due to the iPhone and explosion of smartphones in general), Sprint's newly upgraded networks will be able to support it this time around.
Also, keep in mind that Sprint is a huge provider to Corporate / Enterprise and Government customers who use mobile broadband data cards and hotspots, that also, contributed to the capacity issues.
On a positive note, my market is currently being upgraded to Network Vision and 3G has already improved drastically, today I did some speed tests and got between 1.8 - 2.4 mbps. I can't wait until they turn on LTE / HD Voice.
9. deathyyy (Posts: 101; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)
Which market are you in, if you don't mind me asking?