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Sprint partners with various vendors to decommission 9,600 iDEN towers before Q3 2012

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:38

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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posted on 12 Jun 2012, 20:55 1

1. lsutigers (Posts: 821; 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.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 22:01 1

2. fanesxx (Posts: 74; Member since: 19 May 2011)

iDen get down, LTE get up

posted on 13 Jun 2012, 16:49

3. alan_1230 (Posts: 86; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)

It says in sprint website that Lte should be launched in mid 2012 it's already June ! Waiting patiently :(

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