Sprint last week announced deployment of its LTE Plus network in “77 major markets,” promising faster service – double the network capacity and speed with peak speeds in excess of 100Mbps on devices capable of performing at that rate, strong service with smart antenna technology at 2.5GHz, and more reliable service using three bands of spectrum – 1.9GHZ for broad coverage, 800MHz for better indoor service, and 2.5GHz for even faster data speeds.
Spring’s CTO Dr. John Saw made the announcement on the carrier’s news
site. He said LTE Plus, “takes advantage of our rich tri-band spectrum
portfolio, and it uses some of the world’s most advanced technologies in
wireless such as carrier aggregation and antenna beamforming.” He
added, “Simply stated, while our competitors are sending LTE data meant
for a specific customer to everyone in a sector, we are able to transmit
more directive beams to exactly where our customers are located.” Continue Reading