Sprint CEO Now Promising 150-180 Mbps From New LTE Upgrades
As we noted yesterday
, Sprint has launched their new "Spark" LTE network upgrade in Chicago, which combines the company's 800 MHz, 1.9 GHz and 2.5 GHz LTE spectrum to provide more capacity and faster speeds to users -- if you have a triband device. Sprint has previously claimed these upgrades would provide users with real world speeds of 50-60 Mbps, though CEO Dan Hesse has decided to up the ante.
Speaking to investors this week, Hesse proclaimed that he believes Sprint should be able to offer 150-180 Mbps LTE within two years
Hesse said that Spark is available in around 25 percent of those initial markets. "It will take a while to finish," he acknowledged. However, he said that the Spark service could continue to increase in speed in the future. He said Sprint could eventually use 60 MHz 2.5 GHz channels using carrier aggregation, since Sprint controls 120 MHz of 2.5 GHz spectrum in 90 of the top 100 U.S. markets. In two years, that could produce real-world speeds of 150-180 Mbps, Hesse said.
Sprint's push comes as many carriers are deploying wider 20x20 LTE channels to provide faster speeds, when most of these companies were already handily beating Sprint in the majority of LTE network speed and reliability tests.
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Re: LTE? where?
said by TBBroadband:Because, of course, you've tested their LTE in "99%" of their coverage area
I've used the LTE network, and its pretty fast, but still lacks in 99% of their coverage area.
Don't you ever get tired of spouting crap?