by Scott Johnson Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 6:09 PM MST
Could the newest Samsung flagship, the highly anticipated Galaxy S III, be weeks away from being announced? That is the claim of Eldar Murtazin, the Russian tech blogger. Murtazin tweeted “HD resolution, 12 mpx camera, sw tweaks, android 4 - i like my new phone. Eager to see official announcement in Barcelona.”
By official announcement in Barcelona, he means it will be announced at the MWC in B
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:42 AM MST
Bob Azzi, Sprint Network Senior Vice President, will present at the opening keynote address at the RCA Competitve Carriers Global Expo on March 29th in Orlando. In his remarks he is expected to provide a Network Vision deployment update. Let's hope we hear some juicy details long before that!
If so, you know you'll hear them rebroadcast at Sprint 4G Rollout Updates!
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 10:01 AM MST
Clearwire let loose today with a select reporting of Q4-2011 financial results. Of course, these are cherry picked to get the mood about Clearwire's financials prospects reversed into positive light. However, I must admit they look a little better than I was expecting.
Clearwire managed to double revenues from the previous quarter reported in 2010. This is attributable to sizable growth in its wh
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, January 20, 2012 - 1:09 PM MST
It's a slow Sprint 4G news day. So I have been saving this write up for just such a moment. We don't want to get stale and boring here at Sprint 4G Rollout Updates. Even if it means delving into the hysterical world of fantastical rumors.
A week ago, the Kansas City Business Journal broke with a story about the possibility of Sprint getting an exclusive shot to first carry the iPhone 5 with LTE. Of
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 4:09 PM MST
Anonymous is on the rampage! It appears that the famous (or infamous) hacking consortium is displaying its displeasure of the FBI raiding and arresting the head of MegaUpload today.
Anonymous is believed to be responsible for taking down the websites of the DOJ, White House and FBI in retaliation.
Additionally, just for good measure, Anonymous has also attacked the sites of the Universal Mus
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 3:29 PM MST
Bloomberg is reporting that billionaire Carl Icahn (with two other investors) has bought out $300 Million worth of bonds from LightSquared bondholders.
This begs the question? Icahn coming in as Savior or as a cold hearted liquidator? It seems like an odd time to all of a sudden get faith in the fledging start up that is LightSquared. So motives have to be in question, here.
Icahn is reporte
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 2:29 PM MST
OK. I'm gonna stick my neck out there, and I know there are going to be a lot of naysayers that say it can't be done. But I think I may have a solution for LightSquared that could solve their terrestrial LTE network problem.
Currently, LightSquared is trying to gain approval to deploy and operate a FD-LTE network on its L-Band spectrum. This L-Band is paired spectrum that has downlink allocated
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 4:09 PM MST
Embattled LTE wholesale upstart LightSquared has written a letter to Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) and filed with the FCC blasting how Phase 1 testing was conducted on destructive interference trials between their terrestrial LTE network and high precision GPS systems.
In the letter, LightSquared starts in the fir
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 1:05 PM MST
Clearwire has announced that they are beginning trials of their new upcoming TD-LTE network, in conjunction with their GTI (Global TD-LTE Initiative) partner, China Mobile. Clearwire will deploy their TD-LTE in Phoenix, Arizona and Herndon, Virginia. China Mobile will deploy theirs in Beijing and other Chinese communities.
As part of the interoperability testing, devices from each others networks
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 10:59 PM MST
Drawings were discovered and posted in the Howard Forums this evening showing permit sets of drawings for Network Vision improvements to towers in Lawrence, Kansas. These drawings show detailed before Network Vision, transition configurations and final layouts. This gives a good technical review of exactly how the towers will modified under Network Vision.
Interestingly, it includes 1600MHz ant
by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 9:49 AM MST
On Wednesday at CES in Las Vegas, Sprint VP of Product Development, David Owens declared that Sprint "won't be introducing anymore WiMax smartphones." Sprint will be focusing its product development efforts from here forward on it's LTE line up. Mr. Owens further went on to say, "April, May, June, July, August, those will be very aggressive times for us". Is this some indication that we can expect L
Sprint Nextel Schedules Fourth-Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results Announcement
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), January 11, 2012 - Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 on Wednesday, February 8. The results will be posted at www.sprint.com/investors at approximately 7 a.m. ET. Sprint Nextel management will host a conference call at 8 a.m. ET to discuss the results.
Sprint Nextel Conference
Sascha Segan of PC Mag is out with a quick hands-on review of the new Sprint LTE/WiMax/3G EVDO hotspot that was announced at CES.
Here are some excerpts from the review:
by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 7:51 PM MST
According to the thecellphonejunkie.com, prices for the new Sprint Galaxy Nexus LTE is to be $200 and the new LG Viper 4G LTE is to be $100. They will more likely be $199 and $99 respectively.
It looks like Sprint is trying to undercut Verizon's pricing. However, I would fully expect that Verizon will more than likely have lowered it's price to match Sprint's by the time they get their LTE devic
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 8:51 PM MST
Today, Sprint's President of Network Operations, Steve Elfman, commented that Sprint is going to bring its new 4G LTE to its Prepaid Divisions in the future. Not only that, but he took a moment at CES to confirm that they plan to keep unlimited into the future as a way for Sprint to differentiate itself from its competitors.
Sprint will likely wait to bring LTE to prepaid when it's LTE network is
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Sprint is now officially announcing the Galaxy Nexus LTE! Also, in the link Sprint announces it's second LTE device, the LG Viper LTE. Exciting.
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Sprint officially announces three new 4G LTE devices. The Galaxy Nexus LTE, which was rumored last week is now confirmed. Also another smartphone, the LG Viper 4G LTE and a new MiFi hotspot that will run on 3G, WiMax and LTE. Exciting developments today!
The LG Viper 4G LTE...
The Sierra Tri-Network MiFi Hotpot with 3G, WiMax and LTE
The Galaxy Nexus LTE...
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by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 6:51 AM MST
DISCLAIMER: This is unverified. It sounds great, and hopefully true. But I am not vouching for it's validity...
I awoke to the sound of e-mails pinging in my inbox on my Epic 4G Touch on my nightstand. Several S4GRU readers tipping me off to a new YouTube video sporting some Sprint 4G LTE speed tests.
The results are quite impressive. Download speeds over 40MB, and upload speeds around 5MB. T
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 1:35 PM MST
In the Citi 2012 Entertainment, Media and Telecommunications Conference, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse spoke to investors. In his comments, Mr. Hesse included some breaking news for Network Vision.
Dan Hesse announced that Network Vision will be launched in 10 markets by the end of June. This would include 4G-LTE deployments. He said it will be in 4 primary markets and 6 unnamed smaller markets. He named t
Engadget reveals that a Sprint ad has shown up on the CNET website pushing a LTE Galaxy Nexus. Wow. Now I'm excited. That was not expected. And also, it says it has a 1.5GHz dual core processor, beefier than the GSM and Verizon model with 1.2GHz dual core. This seems too good to be true.
Of course, we want some details! When is it going on sale? What frequencies of LTE will it support? Is it not coming out until summer, like previously announced? Is the LTE part a typo? Details, Dan!
SprintFeed.com is reporting a rumor from an internal source that Sprint is getting the massive Samsung Galaxy Note. The slightly awkward and obese brother to the Samsung Galaxy SII series is larger than any smartphone, but smaller than 7" tablets.
What is not known at this time is what kind of network Sprint's model of the Note would support. Would it be 3G only? Would it run on the nearly obsolete 4G WiMax? Perhaps LTE? Yeah, I know that the LTE idea is far fetched, but I had to thr
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, January 2, 2012 - 10:38 AM MST
The original deal struck between Sprint Nextel and LightSquared was contingent on the FCC granting approval of LightSquared's request to terrestrial wireless service on the L-band spectrum by December 31, 2011. Today, it was announced that Sprint is allowing a 30-day extension to LightSquared to get approval from the FCC.
Political storm clouds have been steadily gathering against LightSquared in t
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, December 30, 2011 - 1:39 PM MST
OK, OK! I can't resist the ridiculous speculations of what 2012 will bring. Some of these are things that I think will happen, some I think may happen, some are just fun guesses to stir up discussion and controversy.
It was once said that, "Only fools, charlatans and liars try to predict earthquakes." I think the same can be said for those who make predictions for the upcoming year. I think the qu
A letter to all our fans and supporters:
As we get to the final business day of 2011, I can't help to think back on the past year. Some of you know my background, and others of you just joined along for the ride at some point in the past few months, or weeks.
At the beginning of 2011, there was no S4GRU. I was just another Sprint customer with his Evo 4G, waiting for 4G service to come to his tertiary market. I bought the Evo on opening day, June 4, 2010. I had been an AT&T
Have you seen any good speeds on b13 last time I tested it it was super slow only b25 and b41 got some speed and I wasn't in a urban area so it shouldn't be as congested but each time I connected to b13 the speedtest wouldn't run
I've seen one or these here in southeast Denver/Aurora/cherry Creek area. And cellmapper citizens have found a few more that I've not yet been past, especially the tower next to the Aurora Mall. They are definitely busy here in Denver.
am i the only one who think unlimit shuld go away i some what think it is sort of not worth the mony rahter know how much data i have and then be able to pay for more money i perfer if there a provider where you pay a acces fee each moth just to have phone number and such then pay per x amount of data and minun and tex message big group you have to tell it to pay they never expire instead of this pay for 2 gb and not use all of it in one month and fell like you pay for data you did not get