Sprint looking into an LTE future

Sprint looking into an LTE future

Sprint, the nation's third largestcarrier was the first to introduce 4G services using the WiMAXtechnology. Since then major carriers have either announced orlaunched their 4G LTE networks and it seems that Sprint will remainthe last carrier using WiMAX. But could it be that it is planning aswitch to LTE?



"With the spectrum holdings wehave, WiMAX is not an option," Senior Vice President of Networksat Sprint, Bob Azzi commented. The carrier would be evaluating themigration rate of customers from EV-DO to WiMAX in the next four tosix months to come up with a final decision, Azzi mentioned. It seemsthat the carrier is seriously considering the switch to LTE. In fact,it is claimed that the upgrade could be done by installing newbaseband cards at existing facilities and then running a softwareupgrade.



Maybe that's one reason why we are notseeing any WiMAX phones announced so far. Share your thoughts on thisin the comments below!



source: PC World


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