Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Monday, February 20, 2012 - 1:33 AM MST
OK, Sprint 4G Rollout Updates is prepared to name the second city that Sprint's Network Vision vendor Alcatel/Lucent is deploying during 2012...Boston, Massachusetts. Bean Town, and soon to be LTE Town for Sprint. On Friday, we announced that Sprint is working on Network Vision/LTE Deployment in the San Francisco Bay Market. And now we can tell you that the Sprint Boston market is also about to begin work.
Sprint's Boston market is essentially the entire state of Massachusetts and includes 940 sites to be converted to Network Vision. Alcatel/Lucent is preparing for mobilization and work should begin soon. The entire market will take approximately 7 months to complete, wrapping up before years end. But in the interim, the market will be brought online one site at a time, tower by tower. So there will be some usable locations in Greater Bostonia by the time LTE devices start to be sold in the next few months.
S4GRU currently does not have many more details about the rollout in Boston at this time. Hopefully in the not too distant future, we can provide a neighborhood by neighborhood analysis of this deployment like we have been able to do in Chicago.
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates can bring you this information about 2012 deployment markets because we have received extensive Network Vision engineering information from inside sources. We have information on all of Sprint's 97 markets nationwide. With this information we are able to reasonably conclude how and when Sprint intends to deploy Network Vision and LTE in every market in the country. The information is not a neat and orderly list, showing markets in deployment order from 1 to 97. If it were only so easy!
We will continue to scour through the data and gather deployment information for your use. It is our intent to provide at a minimum, all the Sprint markets that will likely begin Network Vision/LTE upgrades in 2012. And we intend to do so in a series of articles over the next few weeks. We will not likely announce communities slated for 2013, because the dates we hold for 2013 markets appear tentative and subject to change. With the many variables between now and 2013, Sprint could make significant shifts in deployment plans. Based on dynamic need change, funding, market permitting difficulties, etc.
With the release of Boston today, that brings the total of Network Vision markets announced to nine. Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Baltimore and Kansas City as announced by Sprint. Chicago, San Francisco and Boston announced by Sprint 4G Rollout Updates.
Stay tuned to Sprint 4G Rollout Updates. On Wednesday we will be announcing another Network Vision/LTE market that Alcatel/Lucent will be working to bring online for Sprint in 2012. Check in at S4GRU.com for all the latest updates! Become a member today. Membership is free and easy.
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Information about the source: The information for the Boston deployment and all of our Network Vision information has been obtained by several internal sources close to the Network Vision program who choose to remain anonymous. The documents will not be released to protect source anonymity.
EDITED 3/5/2012: To include market map.