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Sprint finally makes it to the LTE starting line

  • TC2 Blog
  • 7/16/2012
  • David Rohde

Sprint’s LTE network is finally on! Well, probably not where you or the bulk of your employees are. But an announcement today that Sprint’s 4G LTE has launched in 15 markets at least gets Sprint into the LTE game.

With carriers now rapidly turning over their lineup of available smartphones, and Verizon Wireless threatening to make LTE a “must-have” in end-users’ minds, Sprint’s move is a necessary first step, if just barely.

I’d check out the official Sprint announcement only if you have a well-honed sense of humor. One of the “spinniest” telecom press releases in years, Sprint goes to desperate lengths to avoid saying that this is Sprint’s LTE debut, with awkward locutions about its LTE launch “extending” or “spreading” to various areas, as if there were some previous LTE launch that we missed.

Of course there was a previous 4G launch by Sprint