Cricket to offer LTE after signing a roaming agreement with Lightsquared

Cricket to offer LTE after signing a roaming agreement with Lightsquared

Cricket Wireless, one of the smallerCDMA carriers offering low-budget and contract-free plans, shookhands with wireless broadband provider LightSquared over an agreementthat will allow it to deliver 4G LTE service. The roaming agreementwill be valid over the next few year and will complement thecarrier's existing data network.

The agreement will definitely be ofbenefit to both parties as the massive investment required fordeploying such a network could hardly be matched by the humblepossibilities 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 phonescoming to Cricket, so stay tuned.

source: Cricket


1 Comment

1. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.