Ever wonder what sparked the idea for Sprint to overlay a LTE TDD network on top of its existing 4G network in the US?
The answer has a lot to do with the spectrum Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) has to work with: It has spectrum in the 1900MHz, 800MHz, and 2.5GHz LTE bands that together make for a much faster network.
It has so far been deploying LTE in its largest band, 1900MHz. It has also been expanding coverage with 800 MHz and improving speeds with Clearwire's 2.5GHz. Now, it also has seven cities fired up with the Spark network that combines all three.
However, Sprint says it is also building out its Spark network because of the data demands that devices are putting on its network today. It outlines the reasons behind its network upgrade, along with the expected speed benefits of Spark, in the following infographic.
Check it out, and also read up on Light Reading's Sprint Spark coverage here:
- Sprint Launches No-Sharing 'Framily' Plans
- Sprint Starts Big Enterprise Push With WiFi
- Dish Taps Sprint for 4G Trial in Texas
- Sprint Adds 70 Fresh LTE Markets
- Sprint Feels the Churn Burn Before Spark
- Sprint Sparks It in Chicago
- Sprint Commits to Tri-Band, HD Voice Phones
- Sprint Sparks Up Vendors for Faster 4G LTE