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Wireless Networking Cellphones Communications

Sprint Details Shift To LTE 183

Posted by Soulskill
from the anticipating-iphone-data-hogs dept.
New submitter jmeboi writes "Engadget reports that Sprint has announced a rollover from WiMAX to LTE for its 4G needs. The company is 'converting its 1900MHz holdings and LightSquared's 1600MHz spectrum ("pending FCC approval") to LTE,' and also re-purposing the section of 800MHz spectrum that was set aside for the defunct iDEN push-to-talk network. 'The company plans for a rapid deployment of this new 4G, with the first LTE markets and handsets to hit in mid-2012 with the full rollout mostly completed by 2013. Current subscribers signed up for WiMAX plans won't have to worry, as their devices will continue to be supported throughout 2012.'"
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Sprint Details Shift To LTE

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  • V.90 (Score:4, Funny)

    by clinko (232501) on Friday October 07, 2011 @12:54PM (#37640672) Journal

    So it looks like X2 and K56flex have a new challenger...

  • Re:uhh... (Score:2, Funny)

    by msauve (701917) on Friday October 07, 2011 @01:10PM (#37640876)
    "it's pretty clear that GSM is superior to CDMA "

    +1 Funny
  • by Nom du Keyboard (633989) on Friday October 07, 2011 @03:03PM (#37642408)
    Sounds like just in time for the iPhone 5. No doubt Apple (formerly Jobs & Co.) told Sprint, "Sure, will supply you with lots of iPhone x's over the next 4 years. Just convert your network over to what I tell you to do. What do you mean you'll have trouble telling your users that their existing state-of-the-art 4G WiMax phones won't work after 2012? People actually keep their phones for more than a year? What a bunch of slackers! And btw, Sprint, there is no state-of-the-art phone that isn't an iPhone. Now just watch the pretty lights and do exactly as you told if you want to survive as a cell phone company because even you admitted that your highest rate of defection was caused by the lack of the pretty-pretty overpriced iPhone baubles."

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.