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Apr
13
2012

Sprint: LTE Advanced in 2013 – As Carrier Pushes to Close iDen, Refarm Spectrum

Sprint has already announced that they hope to cover 123 million potential customers by the end of this year with their upcoming LTE network, and we also recently learned that Sprint LTE pricing will essentially mirror existing WiMax pricing. Sprint held a press event this week at their Overland Park, Kansas headquarters to shed a little more light on the company’s upcoming LTE plans. The company in particular offered a little more timeline details, noting […]

Apr
4
2012

AT&T, Verizon Price Lists for Wiretaps – $75 an Hour to View Entire Tower’s Usage

An ACLU document dump earlier this week highlighted not only how there’s really no rules being followed by small police stations when it comes to wiretaps, but again proved that providing this information to law enforcement can be quite profitable for carriers. As people keep digging through the documents they’re finding no limit of goodies, including the amount companies like AT&T and Verizon get paid for access to user data. Some of this data was […]

Mar
16
2012

Sprint Backs Out of LightSquared Deal – Will Return $65 Million to the Company

As had been rumored, Sprint has officially backed out of their deal with LightSquared after the company failed to clear regulatory hurdles caused by their network’s potential to interfere with GPS services. Sprint will terminate the deal as of today and return $65 million to LightSquared according to a report in the Wall Street Journal (see this non-paywalled CNET report instead). The deal cancellation comes after Sprint gave LightSquared two extensions to deal with their […]

Feb
9
2012

Sprint Adds Baltimore, Kansas City to LTE Launch List – As Company Preps for Mid-Year LTE Launch

Last month Sprint announced that their first LTE launch markets would arrive sometime mid-year, including Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and six other smaller markets. In a press statement, Sprint this morning announced that they’d be adding both Baltimore and Kansas City to that initial launch list. The company is conducting a $4-$5 billion network upgrade that involves retrofitting every Sprint cell site, eliminating the refrigerator-sized cabinets for each technology (800 MHz, 1.9 GHz and […]

Jan
10
2012

Sprint Unveils First LTE Launch Devices, Including Galaxy Nexus – Available Sometime in the Second Half of 2012

Sprint last week announced that they’ll be launching ten initial LTE cities (including Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio) sometime before the first half of this year, though LTE handsets won’t show up until later this year. Confirming some premature advertisements, Sprint at CES this week confirmed that one of the first LTE smartphones they’ll offer users will be the Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus, in addition to the LG Viper smartphone and a Sierra Wireless […]

Oct
10
2011

Sprint to Launch LTE in Former CDMA Spectrum

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Sprint executives now are explaining how they will launch Long Term Evolution services on the Sprint network, using the 1900 MHz spectrum. If the implications are not clear, it means Sprint has decided to start using the LTE air interface in the same spectrum it presently uses to support its 3G CDMA network. That means a complete upgrade to LTE across the entire Sprint footprint, cannibalizing CDMA spectrum. Some had thought Sprint would use the […]

Oct
10
2011

Sprint: No more Clearwire devices after 2012

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Sprint Nextel Corp. says it will stop selling phones and other devices compatible with Clearwire Corp.’s network at the end of 2012, as it switches customers to its own Long Term Evolution network. The irony is that Sprint owns a majority of Clearwire. Still, the latest Sprint news might help clarify the Sprint relationship with the wholesaler. What Clearwire has to decide is whether it can afford to switch to LTE itself at the same […]

Sep
28
2011

Verizon speaks up in Support of AT&T and T-Mobile Merger

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Unless you’re hiding under a rock, chances are you’ve heard of the AT&T and T-Mobile merger. Sprint and Cellular South have both spoken quite loudly about the negative effects the merger would have on the U.S.’s economy. Until now, Verizon has kept mum about their opinions on the pending marriage. But Verizon’s chief executive, Lowell McAdam, has finally spoken up, warning the government not to regulate the deal. Speaking in a conference on Wednesday, September […]

Sep
12
2011

Sprint Files Suit to Block AT&T and T-Mobile Merger

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Led by CEO Dan Hesse, Sprint has been one of the most outspoken foes of the AT&T and T-Mobile deal. Earlier this year, Sprint filed to block the merger, offered AT&T  a solution to its spectrum problems, and proposed “nukes” to stop the merger once and for all. Now, shortly after the Department of Justice’s filing to block the deal, the U.S.’s third largest cell phone carrier has also filed to oppose the merger. Sprint […]

Aug
10
2011

Clearwire May Be in Trouble – And Sprint Frankly May Not Give a Damn

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Investors are growing increasingly nervous that Clearwire not only won’t be able to raise enough cash to both function and continue their network build out, but that they won’t be able to raise enough cash to make their promised switch to LTE technology. Last week Clearwire stated they’d need an additional $600 million to incorporate “LTE Advanced-ready” technology into the company’s 4G network, though the real world total needed could be double that. As Bloomberg […]

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