Sprint announces 4G LTE Service; to cover 120 Markets by the end of 2012
Even though for a long time Sprint has claimed their WiMax to be 4G, consumers may not have been satisfied with it and it seems that the company has realized it, yes, finally Sprint’s intention to switch to the real 4G data speed is announced and it seems that the company may not be slow in implementing its strategy in the country.
According to the announcement, Sprint will introduce its 4G service over 120 markets by end of 2012 and the company will be the 3rd out of the 4 Major carriers in the US to provide 4G LTE service. AT&T launched its 4G LTE network a few weeks ago. The first devices running on the 1900MHz bands, used by LTE, are set to appear mid-2012. That include approximately 15 devices coming throughout the year – including handsets, tablets and data cards.
Accordng to the company, the device which support WiMax will be sold throughout 2012 and will be supporting those consumers but it won’t be adding new markets in the future. Currently the Sprint WiMax is available in 71 markets covering 120 million Americans.
Sprint has also announced that it’s moving voice CDMA services to the 800MHz band meaning stronger signal, faster data, better in-building performance and coverage. The Sprint’s arrival to the 4G LTE speed, the competition between carriers will be tightened and may end in cost cut and many offers. Anyway this will help consumers either way.