Sprint promises a push for WiMAX into major markets this year

Sprint promises a push for WiMAX into major markets this year
Conquering many of the smaller markets already throughout the US, Sprint is expediting the roll out of its 4G WiMAX network into several markets by the end of 2010. At that point, Sprint's network will cover more than 120 million people with their next generation high speed data network – giving itself a leg up on some of its competitors who have yet to start. These markets include the cities of Boston, Denver, Kansas City, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Many people might have questioned Sprint's move of not rolling the ball first thing in these markets, but to their credit, it's a wiser move to slowly branch out to the smaller markets first so they can slowly gather some techniques in perfecting their network. It would really have been a disaster if they did expand to these larger markets first and experienced some kind of catastrophic event that may cause some doubt in their capacity to compete in the market. With a rumored 4G handset in the works for Sprint, the outlook may seem a bit more appealing with the notion of potentially being the first to offer one.

source: Sprint



1. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Directions for February PhoneArena.com Monday: Dan Hesse...4G...WiMax...Sprint...Green...HTC...Android Tuesday - Sunday: Repeat Step 1 over and over and over IS PHONE ARENA A REAL INDEPENDENT BLOG or A CORPORATE BLOG? About us page says they don't sell phones but they have a Blackberry store and Sprint store? Plus nothing but Sprint ads.

2. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

They might have some kind of affiliation with these companies which would explain their preferences We have to admit that Sprint's customers need a little good news every now and with the company losing people and all. Phonearena is not really repeating the previous info they just added to it.

3. mr. anderson

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 16, 2009

@rwolf i swear you people are the dumbest commenters on the internet. if they praise the iphone theyre backed by att, if they say something good about vzw theyre getting a kickback, now they report a story on sprint and all of a sudden theyre getting money from them. theyre a cell phone news/review site for gods sake, they report news (often rehashes of press releases, which of course are going to be spun.) get a life...

4. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

Snickers must be in on the deal too...

5. jbroots3

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2010


6. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Mr. Anderson...They have a Phone Arena Sprint Store and at the same time Phone Arena claims that they do not sell phones. Sprint has been over done on this site (excessive banner ads, excessive praise...there is a bias towards Sprint on this site) more than any phone or carrier. Phone arena did a store where someone took a GSM HTC Hero and used it as a controller to operate a small robot. Well a GSM Hero isnt on Sprint... I just want to know where I am getting my news from. Will I stop getting my info from phone arena if they are Sprint Corpo bloggers...prolly not...but I just want to know.

7. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

I don't think a site shilling for Sprint would have Verizon listed first among Carriers in teh left navigation above. The Carriers area listed by subscriber numbers in descending order which is the best and most practical method I have seen if you are trying to show impartiality...

8. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

And anything 4G or even 3.5G is newsworthy in my book since it is on the near horizon.

9. nosense

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

rwolf are you serious, Sprint is just doing more than the other customer to start the year to make their network and company better, In January it was all about the ipad. Phonearena post whats relevant in the phone industry on that specific date that it is posted. Its not their fault that the other companies are doing right now is creating bogo deals, or talking crap about each other in commercials, or busy replacing track balls that the other companies are getting their customers to just switch to newer blackberry that do not have a trackball.

10. ostranderterry

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

I know this is two moths later that I'm posting in regards to the comment made by corps1089 - but I believe they've listed verizon as the first due to they're the biggest carrier right now - just a thought - that noone will read - that I'm just wasting time at work with

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