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Sprint continues Nextel iDEN site thinning measures at full-steam ahead!

Sprint continues Nextel iDEN site thinning measures at full-steam ahead!

Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Update Monday, March 26, 2012 - 6:41 PM MDT   Sprint continues its iDEN thinning plan that it announced a few months ago in full force. It is wrapping up the removal of 83 sites in the Nextel New Orleans market and readily preparing to mobilize nationwide in 20 of 21 remaining Nextel markets to do the same. Based on newly obtained internal documents, from mid April 2012 through the end of June, Sprint plans on decommissioning over 9,000 of Nextel's

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Sprint considering partnerships with fellow Rural Cellular Association members

by Scott Johnson Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 2:00 AM MDT   Sprint Nextel joined the Rural Cellular Association (RCA) in April 2011, the reasons for joining at that time could have been motivated by the proposed AT&T purchase of T-Mobile and increasing their lobbying power with the RCA. Recently though, Sprint has been working towards partnerships with other RCA members on network sharing and spectrum hosting arrangements to increase their LTE coverage footprint.  

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Sprint changes LTE device due date from Mid 2012 to Q3/Q4 2012 and controversy ensues

Sprint changes LTE device due date from Mid 2012 to Q3/Q4 2012 and controversy ensues

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 1:28 PM MST   Yesterday, Sprint updated us all that we can expect devices in the 3rd and 4th Quarter of 2012. Previously, Sprint has used terminology that it expects to release LTE devices in Mid 2012. Of course, because something new was said, the blogosphere and message boards have gone bonkers exclaiming delays. The big deal probably comes from the assumption that many folks have made that Sprint would relea

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Sprint battling Network Vision deployment woes in the Windy City

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, April 23, 2012 - 1:59 PM MDT   Can you hear me now? No, I mean really? This isn't some Verizon TV commercial joke.   This is really the situation in Sprint's Chicago market. Many of you, especially in outer Chicagoland, like in Joliet, Aurora, Elgin, Addison, Rochelle and Morris are getting dropped calls like crazy. And other performance issues. As any of you who closely follow S4GRU.com, you know that Samsung is rolling out Network V

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Sprint announces that Baltimore is now formally launched, as well as some other communities in already launched markets

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 7:20 AM MDT   Today, Sprint announces they have launched service in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as in Gainesville, Georgia (in the Atlanta/Athens market) and Manhattan, Kansas and Sedalia, Missouri (in the Kansas market).   However, S4GRU members have been reporting LTE service has been usable for weeks in these locations. Additionally, coverage showed up at coverage.sprint.com last Thursday. Service around Baltim

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Sprint announces Kansas City and Baltimore to Network Vision & LTE launches for first half of 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 6:08 AM MST   Today in a Sprint Q4 2011 Conference Call, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced Kansas City and Baltimore as receiving Network Vision overhauls (including LTE deployment) in Mid 2012. Most of the conference call was focused on financial reporting, and more specifically how the iPhone impacted financials. This is something Wall Street has been clamoring for since Sprint announced it was getting the iPhone back i

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Sprint announces first Network Vision tower with CDMA & LTE live

Sprint announces first Network Vision tower with CDMA & LTE live

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 3:05 PM MST   Sprint has announced it's first Network Vision tower is completed and live in Branchburg, New Jersey. It is broadcasting data over 3G-EVDO and 4G LTE and voice over 1x. The announcement of the first fully live tower in the New York Metro Area brings joy and hope to millions of Sprint customers in the area that they will see a completed Network Vision rollout first in the country. Even though this

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Sprint Announces Exclusive Event at CES in January

Sprint Announces Exclusive Event at CES in January

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 4:01 PM MST   Sprint announces an "Exclusive Event" for CES 2012. Scheduled for January 10th at 6:00PM. Exciting stuff. I'm as anxious as a little school girl. What do you think will be announced? LTE devices? Some new exotic 5 core tablet? Some juicy Network Vision details? Sound off below...     Thanks to S4GRU Member Steven Cote for the heads up!!!

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Sprint and HTC plan joint announcement, most likely the next HTC device...the S4GRU invitation must be lost in the mail!

Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 3:18 PM MDT   Today, Sprint releases invitations to the grand Sprint/HTC collaboration event, to be held on Wednesday, April 4th. We didn't get our invitation yet, but the mail man here at the Espanola post office can be slow.   We can't help but jump to the conclusion that this event is to announce the upcoming HTC Evo One X Jet HD LTE, or whatever the name actually ends up being, that we broke the story about the past S

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Sprint Affiliate Shentel to launch LTE on 125 sites in 56 communities in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania on Black Friday

Sprint Affiliate Shentel to launch LTE on 125 sites in 56 communities in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania on Black Friday

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 12:55 PM MST   The Regional Affiliate Shentel that provides Sprint service from Virginia's Shenandoah Valley up into Central Pennsylvania is preparing to launch Network Vision improvements and LTE service in a significant portion of its coverage area on Black Friday. Many sites have quietly gone online over the past few months in these areas. However, a source close to the Shentel deployment has now provided S4GR

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Sprint affiliate Shentel to buy regional wireless operator nTelos bringing customers and spectrum to Sprint

Sprint affiliate Shentel to buy regional wireless operator nTelos bringing customers and spectrum to Sprint

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, August 10, 2015 - 10:30 PM MDT   What began as widespread speculation back in May came to fruition today. Shenandoah Telecommunications (Shentel) announced its intention to buy nTelos in a $208 million deal ($640 million total counting debt Shentel will assume). The purchase includes network, spectrum licenses, retail customers/stores and all assets.   Shentel is a regional affiliate for Sprint and provides wireless

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Sprint Affiliate commits to Network Vision and LTE

Sprint Affiliate commits to Network Vision and LTE

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 3:35 PM MST   I know some of you who live in Sprint affiliate coverage areas are concerned about Network Vision deployments and whether they’ll ever make it to your area. And rightfully so, since too many affiliate areas are still covered with 1xRTT networks, having never even been upgraded to 3G EVDO. This has created some concern among Sprint affiliate customers because there has been zero news to date about how,

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Sprint accepts Dish Network plan for S-Band LTE

Sprint accepts Dish Network plan for S-Band LTE

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 5:14 PM MST   Today, Fierce Wireless is reporting that Sprint has signed off and agreed to Dish's use of the S-Band (2 GHz) spectrum. It's is immediately adjacent to Sprint's PCS G-Block, which they plan to deploy LTE on. In October, Sprint filed a complaint to the FCC raising questions about interference, and other issues. So, Sprint and Dish Network started to get heated in their arguments after Sprint's e

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Sprint 4G Strategy Update Conference - Our Facebook Wall Comments (Part 2)

Sprint 4G Strategy Update Conference - Our Facebook Wall Comments (Part 2)

Here is Part Two of the Chat Transcripts from today's 4G Strategy Update Conference. Click here for Part One. Thanks for those of you who joined in the chat. It's been removed from the wall to remove the "pollution." LOL   It works in chat format, so it's backwards in time...       Sprint 4G Rollout Updates FARED ADIB: Most 2011 and all 2012 devices will support 800MHz CDMA voice Daves Williams No nexus s.... ? Jason Reuschlein Most except.. Nexus

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Sprint 4G Strategy Update Conference - Our Facebook Wall Comments (Part 1)

Sprint 4G Strategy Update Conference - Our Facebook Wall Comments (Part 1)

Here is Part One of the Chat Transcripts from today's 4G Strategy Update Conference. Click here for Part Two. Thanks for those of you who joined in the chat. It's been removed from the wall to remove the "pollution." LOL   It works in chat format, so it's backwards in time...         Sprint 4G Rollout Updates I guess that questions threw them off! They ended rather abruptly!!! Michael Yim Yeah they did... Justin Cate So no discussion about Re

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Sprint 4G Rollout Updates is now on Facebook!!!

Sprint 4G Rollout Updates is now on Facebook!!!

Sprint 4G Rollout Updates is now on Social Media. Our Facebook page went live tonight. Follow the link to our page. Become a fan, and suggest to your friends. Stay tuned with us on this wild ride that Sprint is going to take us on with 4G and Network Vision. Follow us for daily updates! Link: https://www.facebook.com/S4GRU

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Sprint 4G Partner Clearwire announces TD-LTE test trial markets

Sprint 4G Partner Clearwire announces TD-LTE test trial markets

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

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Sprint 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot Review

Sprint 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot Review

by Rick Layton Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, June 25, 2012 - 4:27 PM MDT   As technologies advance, the equipment to use the technology must advance as well. With the upcoming release of 4G LTE in our area (Houston), new equipment will be required to be able to use it. Although Sprint will have numerous data devices to handle the usage by the end of the year, only the Sprint Tri-Band Modem will be available at the rollout of the 4G LTE service. Due to the enormous dependence m

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Sprint 4G LTE speed tests appear on YouTube from San Antonio

Sprint 4G LTE speed tests appear on YouTube from San Antonio

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

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Sprint 4G LTE on Prepaid? Eventually...

Sprint 4G LTE on Prepaid? Eventually...

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 "brings" LTE service to Greater Chicago and Other Communities

Sprint "brings" LTE service to Greater Chicago and Other Communities

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, October 22, 2012 - 11:00 AM MDT   Today, Sprint announced in four separate Press Releases that they have brought 4G LTE Service to the Chicagoland area, as well as Wichita Falls Texas, Hutchinson and McPherson Kansas, New Bedford and Fall River, Massachusetts. It is probably no accident that Sprint selected to use the phrase "Sprint brings 4G LTE" in lieu of "launched." Don't misunderstand though that this is good news. LTE servic

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Spectrum Shortages - Why it's happening and what can be done

by Jeff Foster Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, April 20, 2012 - 11:31 AM MDT   Is there a "spectrum shortage?" Those two words send shivers down the spines of wireless industry executives. New services demand ever more spectrum, and, the story goes, there simply isn't enough spectrum available. An Internet search engine will easily find hundreds of thousands of links to the term "spectrum shortage." Many claim that it will be the downfall of America. The dwindling availability o

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Spectrum Analysis...Does Sprint have more options for additional LTE carriers?

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 10:01 AM MST   Within the wireless industry and among wireless enthusiasts, it is fairly common knowledge that Verizon Wireless (VZW) and AT&T Mobility (AT&T) have landed Boardwalk and Park Place, respectively, in terms of wireless spectrum for LTE deployment. (Pardon the Monopoly…er, duopoly pun.) VZW has huge Upper 700 MHz C block 22 MHz licenses that it holds nationwide. And AT&T has a not quite a

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Spectrum Analysis Part Two...Sprint and T-Mobile spare PCS spectrum would pair nicely for a LTE Partnership

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, February 10, 2012 - 12:22 PM MST     In part one of this series, we discussed how Sprint could theoretically leverage its long held PCS A-F block spectrum to deploy a second 5 MHz x 5 MHz LTE channel in many markets alongside the 5 MHz x 5 MHz LTE channel that Sprint plans to roll out in its unused, nationwide PCS G block 10 MHz spectrum. Here is the rundown:   . Verizon Wireless (VZW) and AT&T Mobility (AT&T) have the Up

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Southern Connecticut Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 4:49 PM MDT   The next market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...Southern Connecticut. The Southern Connecticut market has yet to be announced by Sprint, and may not be announced until as late as this Fall.   The Sprint Southern Connecticut market encompasses Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties. This includes the cities of Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Norwalk, Greenwich, Danbury

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