Sprint now eyeing LTE for 4G network?

LTE logoDespite Sprint's initial insistence on pushing WiMax as its 4G technology of choice, the company appears to be open to other industry alternatives such as LTE. A current request for proposal (RFP) reportedly leaves room for LTE as a potential option for the "next generation network" technology, according to Light Reading.

"We're doing a technology evaluation and making a decision on our core network and how we want to evolve that going forward," said Sprint's senior VP of product technology development, Kevin Packingham. "There's nothing to prevent us from ... moving to LTE."

The proposal does not necessarily indicate that the company is moving away from WiMax in the near future. Packingham suggests that Sprint does not view WiMax and LTE as "mutually exclusive." The technology is being considered for the current CDMA networks the company operates at the 800MHz and 1900MHz bands.

The Sprint executive suggests the final decision will be made after the company has more time to assess customer reactions to the Evo 4G smartphone after it hits the market on June 4. A move toward LTE would follow the same 4G transition that Verizon and other companies have decided embrace.

Source: electronista

Tags: 4G, LTE, Sprint, WiMAX

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

The 41 million Galaxy S8/S8+ units that the company reported it has shipped in 2017
A new survey from Loup Ventures finds Apple iPhone users are falling into a predictable upgrade cycle
The company might do away with the Android Wear moniker in favor of “Wear OS”
But still no third-party Lightning to USB-C cables
Jolla confirmed Sailfish OS will now be supported by another Sony smartphone
A complete line of accessories will be available of $1,899.99
The Snapdragon 700 Series will allow you to capture content during the day and night
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (6)