Sprint introduces 'PCS Vision' program, becoming the first US wireless carrier to complete nationwide network upgrade to 3G 1X

August 8, 2002

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Sprint (NYSE: FON - News, PCS - News), in conjunction with the nationwide introduction of PCS Vision(SM) - the company's revolutionary Third Generation (3G) wireless products and services - also announces another industry-leading milestone as the first U.S. carrier to complete a nationwide 3G 1X network upgrade. The enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network will provide peak speeds of up to 144 kbps with average user speeds of 50 - 70 kbps. Leveraging its single technology, single-frequency, all-CDMA network, Sprint's seamless migration was assisted by several key infrastructure vendors that provided network infrastructure equipment and technology support including: Bytemobile, CommWorks, HP, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Nortel Networks, Openwave Systems, QUALCOMM and Samsung."Sprint is once again leading the industry as the first U.S. carrier to offer next generation wireless services nationwide to our customers with the completion of our network upgrade to 3G 1X, with clarity our customers will see as well as hear," said Charles E. Levine, president, PCS division, Sprint. "As we unveil our PCS Vision products and services, the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network provides a platform that allows us to continue to roll out new products and services that will change the way Sprint wireless customers work, learn, play and communicate. Each of these companies played an important role in the nationwide delivery of PCS Vision products and services for Sprint wireless customers." In addition to the network upgrade, Sprint has worked with Bytemobile to incorporate dynamic bandwidth optimization technology from its Macara platform on the enhanced network. Using certain PCS Vision enabled devices, Sprint wireless customers will experience average data speeds two to five times faster than average user speeds on the enhanced Nationwide PCS Network, depending on the specific application.Sprint PCS

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