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Sprint deploying LTE on 800MHz in first half of 2013

News by Michael Oryl on Wednesday October 26, 2011.

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Sprint vice president of network development and engineering Iyad Tarazi, speaking at meeting at the 4G World conference, has said that the number 3 U.S. carrier will start deploying 4G LTE-Advanced networks on its 800MHz spectrum during the first half of 2013. The carrier has previously revealed plans to roll out LTE on its 1900MHz spectrum for a mid-2012 commercial launch.

Tarazi said that Sprint plans to have somewhere between 250 to 277 million people in the country covered with its LTE service. That would make its LTE network larger than its current 3G CDMA network. Tarazi also said that Sprint will begin using Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the first quarter of 2013, and that the company will rely on its CDMA network for voice service up until that time. [via Fierce Wireless]

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