Sprint seems to be far behind the other two major mobile carriers in terms of rolling out 4G LTE devices, and we did hear from Sprint CFO Joseph Euteneuer today that they intend to deliver 15 LTE-capable devices in 2012 – although those will hit the market then only in the second half of the year onwards. Sprint originally intended to make the cut for a mid-summer release with their maiden LTE-capable hardware, as they play catch up to Verizon Wireless and AT&T.
Sprint will definitely continue to rely on their 4G WiMax network (thanks to Clearwire) at the moment, with plans to cover 120 million people before 2012 is over, as well as targeting 250 million people by the end of 2013. The first multi-mode base which runs both 3G CDMA and 4G LTE have already kicked off, and here is to Sprint’s efforts in ensuring that there is yet another solid 4G LTE network to look forward to by Christmas next year.
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