CTIA 2012: Sprint Nextel reinforces LTE plans; looks to trade DAS for picocells | | Mobile Technology | Wireless Broadband | Wireless Carriers | RCR U.S. Wireless NewsMobile Technology | Wireless Broadband | Wireless Carriers | RCR U.S. Wireless News

NEW ORLEANS – Sprint Nextel has been hammered from all sides for poor decision making in the past, but you have to give this beleaguered carrier credit for at least attempting to right some of those questionable turns. More impressively – or foolishly – they are attempting most of those changes in one fell swoop.

At this year’s CTIA event in New Orleans, Sprint Nextel network executives provided an update on those plans, which include rolling out LTE services across a pair of spectrum bands; updating its legacy CDMA-based 3G network for greater efficiency as well as expanding its scope to its 800 MHz spectrum assets; de-commissioning its legacy iDEN network that will free up those precious 800 MHz channels; and diverting consumer attention away from its WiMAX-based “4G” offering and towards its new LTE-based “4G” offering.

via CTIA 2012: Sprint Nextel reinforces LTE plans; looks to trade DAS for picocells | | Mobile Technology | Wireless Broadband | Wireless Carriers | RCR U.S. Wireless NewsMobile Technology | Wireless Broadband | Wireless Carriers | RCR U.S. Wireless News.

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