Watch video of Sprint's first LTE tower installation in the Sunshine State

Watch video of Sprint's first LTE tower installation in the Sunshine State
The most famous thing about Homestead, Florida is the Air Force base that is located there. If you're a Sprint customer, it now is also known for its LTE tower which was installed on Friday. It is the first such installation in the Sunshine State for the nation's third largest mobile operator.  What we are seeing on the video is the first of three towers that will go up in the area.

Sprint's LTE service was turned on nearly a month ago and already there have been complaints of spotty reception and the carrier explained that it is currently focusing on "street-level service" and its LTE signal is expected to be available inside, eventually. There is a question of whether Sprint will have enough unused spectrum to compete with Verizon and LTE. 

As the video shows, putting up the necessary towers is not a quick or easy job and Sprint has a lot of ground to cover if it is going to be a major player in he LTE market. T-Mobile, currently testing LTE service, is expected to launch its LTE network in 2013.

source: YouTube via SprintUSERS


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