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Sprint Ups 4G LTE Markets to 58

Dan Jones
LR Mobile News Analysis
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor
1/28/2013
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Sprint Nextel Inc. is finally starting to get its Long Term Evolution (LTE) service into more big cities, with nine new 4G markets launched today, including Boston. The operator said Monday morning that it now has 4G LTE in 58 towns and cities. The list of market now includes:

  • Aguadilla, Isabela, Cabo Rojo and Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • Austin, Texas
  • Boston
  • College Station/Bryan, Texas
  • Columbia, Tenn.
  • Emporia, Kan.
  • Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Framingham, Mass. Gettysburg, Pa.
A 4G snapshot
Sprint is still the operator with the third largest LTE footprint in the U.S. Here's how the pack breaks out: Why this matters
Sprint is still trailing its larger rivals in the 4G race. The operator recently said that it had 28 other LTE markets ready to go in the coming months, and over 100 in the works. For more — Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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timkridel,
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1/29/2013 | 9:29:55 PM
re: Sprint Ups 4G LTE Markets to 58
It would be interesting to know how many of the 71 WiMAX markets were lit with a single tower simply to keep the license.-á

I live in a city that's 60.4 square miles, and we have one WiMAX site. The speeds are great, but you have to be within a mile or two of the site. We're also one of the few markets with two WiMAX operators ---áwww.fullstreamwireless.com/our... is the other -- but for whatever reason, there's no roaming agreement, which would have made WiMAX a viable option.-á
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1/28/2013 | 3:40:41 PM
re: Sprint Ups 4G LTE Markets to 58
By my reckoning Sprint now has over 140 markets that they are working to deploying in the coming months.
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