Sprint Spark Brings Gigabit Mobile Internet Closer to Reality


Sprint has introduced the next phase of its Sprint Vision network improvement plan that would soon make gigabit Internet access over mobile 4G LTE networks a reality. Thanks to the use of its tri-band technology and carrier aggregation, Sprint is able to deliver a theoretical 2 Gbps download speed over its mobile network, with testing […]

Sprint Novatel MiFi 500 LTE Mobile Hotspot Review


Novatel Wireless’ MiFi 500 LTE for Sprint Corp.’s 4G LTE and 3G CDMA/EV-DO networks is a powerful device with a lot of flexibility, but one whose full potential is not quite realized yet given Sprint’s more limited 4G LTE footprint. At its heart, the MiFi 500 LTE doesn’t deviate from Novatel’s successful strategy with its […]

Sprint Expands 4G LTE Network in Four Markets


Sprint is slowly expanding its 4G LTE network to better compete with AT&T and Verizon. Today Sprint announced it now has a 4G LTE network in Baltimore, Maryland; Gainesville, Georgia; Manhattan/Junction City, Kansas; and Sedalia, Missouri. The four cites now have access to higher speeds on Sprint, assuming customers have a phone that works on […]

Sprint Will Stop Announcing New WiMax Smartphones and Focus on 4G LTE


Sprint will stop announcing new smartphones, tablets, mobile hotspots, and other consumer embedded solutions that utilize’s the network’s 4G WiMax connectivity and instead choose to focus on building out its 4G LTE network and releasing new devices that run on LTE. While Sprint was the first carrier to launch a 4G service through WiMax technology […]

Sprint Bullish, But Undecided About Unlimited LTE Data Plans


Sprint is in the midst of a transition from 4G WiMax technology to LTE to drive the future of its mobile broadband product line and services. While the Now Network remains the sole carrier of the four largest national carriers to offer truly unlimited, unthrottled 4G data plans, it’s still unclear if the same unlimited […]

Sprint Speculated to End Unlimited Data with 4G LTE Build Out


Now that Sprint, the nation’s third largest carrier, has announced a timeline and blueprint for its LTE rollout as it migrates from rival 4G WiMax technology to the faster LTE protocol, it is speculated that when that does happen, Sprint may have to stop offering its unlimited data plans. Sprint is the lone carrier out […]

Sprint Accelerates Roadmap for Network Vision LTE Strategy


Speaking at the Sprint Open Solutions Conference in Santa Clara, CA, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse proclaims that the company is trying to simplify its business and business model. “We stand for simplicity and value,” Hesse says to a room full of 1,500 developers in attendance. Part of that simplification is eliminating various rate plan options […]

LTE Advanced Deployment in 2013 Will Help Accelerate Sprint’s 4G Network


Sprint, the nation’s third largest carrier, will be making its transition from its 4G WiMax technology to the broadly used LTE network for 4G mobile broadband in 2013. LTE has been adopted by Sprint’s larger rivals, Verizon Wireless and AT&T, but Sprint’s employment of LTE Advanced, rather than LTE, should help the Now Network achieve […]

Sprint to Buy Out 4G Partner Clearwire to Complete 4G LTE Deployment in U.S.?


There are speculations that Sprint, the country’s third largest wireless provider, is holding various discussions with Clearwire and its cable company partners, to potentially buy out Clearwire in a bid to deploy 4G LTE and more effectively compete with rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the former is set to launch its 4G LTE network soon […]

Sprint’s $1 Billion Infusion in Clearwire Demonstrates WiMax Commitment


After having agreed to new wireless wholesale terms, Sprint and Clearwire have resolved their differences resulting in Sprint injecting $1 billion into Clearwire during this year and next year. After speculations that Sprint may ditch WiMax to use the rival LTE 4G protocol instead, the cash infusion demonstrates the carrier’s commitment into Clearwire’s 4G WiMax […]