Sprint LTE deployment on track for 2013
Sprint has achieved a number of milestones in the deployment of Network Vision this year. As part of its Network Vision program, operator doubled its 2011 capital investment over 2010 to make tens of thousands of capacity upgrades, resulting in a better wireless experience for its customers, announced Sprint.
Operator is on track to offer LTE devices by mid-year 2012 and complete the majority of its Network Vision rollout in 2013. Sprint expects to make additional announcements about the timing of LTE markets and devices early next year.
This year, Sprint completed development and integration of back-office systems to support the new base stations to ensure a seamless rollout and finished lab testing of all components of the Network Vision platform, eliminating most technical risks of the program and validating rapid LTE deployment schedule. Operator also launched first multi-modal base station in Branchburg, N.J., and validated improved 3G data performance metrics, such as voice quality, drops and blocks and data speeds