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Sprint 4G LTE lit up in several new locations today

Sprint announced today the addition of several new locations where 4G LTE service has been officially turned on. The locations include:

  • Austin, TX
  • Bryan-College Station, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Columbia, TN
  • Emporia, KS
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Framingham, MA
  • Gettysburg, PA
  • Western Puerto Rico (including Aguadilla, Isabela, Cabo Rojo, and Mayagüez)

Sprint’s announcement plays up the Texas locations and notes they join existing 4G markets Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Granbury/Hood County, Huntsville, Wichita Falls, and Waco. Check out the full press release after the break. Read more

Sprint adds new 4G LTE cities to network

Today Sprint announced some new cities being added to their 4G LTE network. The locations include:

  • Lawrence, KS
  • Topeka, KS
  • Wichita, KS
  • Waukegan-Lake County, IL
  • Barnstable-Hyannis/Mid-Cape, MA

The additions are part of Sprint’s goal to reach over 100 cities in the upcoming months with LTE coverage and they join 19 locations Sprint has already launched.

Along with the 4G additions, Sprint also announced upgrades to their 3G network in parts of Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Hit the break for the full press release. Read more

Sprint to pull the plug on production of future WiMax devices

Sprint has been fairly busy lately preparing for its LTE network launch along with finalizing the finishing touches on their recently announced LTE smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper 4G. If you’ve been wondering whether Sprint was going to continue supporting WiMax, well the answer is yes and no. Earlier today, senior vice president of networks at Sprint, Bob Azzi announced that Sprint will not launch any additional WiMax devices going forward and will mostly focus on the deployment of its new Network Vision initiative which involves combining their 3G, 4G and iDEN network towers into one single, more efficient super tower. The new project is estimated to reduce the cost of providing voice and data by 50%. Now do keep in mind that Sprint does intend to continue maintaining current WiMax towers for the foreseeable future in an effort to support the millions of subscribers that have already invested in a WiMax device. With that in mind, there’s no need to throw your Evo 3D out the window just yet.

source: Electronista