PhoneCardSmile.Com Logo
E-mail: Password:
Welcome to
Sprint Phone Card News / Sprint Telecom News
Sprint Nextel speeds rollout of 3G network

Date: 11/7/2007 3:01:41 PM

Sprint Nextel, the thirdlargest US mobile carrier, is accelerating the rollout of its 3G highspeed data network, which should reach a estimated 190m people by year end.


The network, dubbed ‘Sprint Power Vision’ and based on Qualcomm’s EVDO (Evolution Data Optimised) technology, is currently available to about 150m people, or half the US population.

At the same time, Sprint said it plans to begin upgrading the network to a second generation EVDO called EVDO Revision A, a wireless broadband technology that will deliver even faster download speeds for multimedia content including music and video up to 10 times faster than the first generation EVDO technology.

Both Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless, a joint venture between Verizon Communications and Britain’s Vodafone, are competing with Cingular Wireless, the market leader which is rolling out a 3G network based on a rival technology called HSDPA (High Speed Data Packet Access.)

Like mobile carriers elsewhere, the US wireless telecommunications companies view broadband data wireless services including video as the key to winning and retaining more lucrative customers and offsetting price pressure for basic mobile voice service.

Sprint Nextel, which will spend $6.3bn this year on upgrading its network, is betting heavily that consumers and business users will pay premium prices for services like mobile video and TV and music downloads.

Looking further ahead, Len Lauer, Sprint’s chief operating office told an investor conference in New York earlier this week that the carrier will select the technology that will power so called 4G services later this year and plans to begin deploy that technology next year using spectrum that Sprint Nextel already owns.

Mr Lauer claimed that this will give Sprint a significant lead over its rivals who are expected to bid for new spectrum that will be made available for 4G services in auctions organised by the Federal Communications Commission this summer. “We think we have about a two year lead,” Mr Lauer said.  Phone Card News Stats


<-- Back

International Phone Card Search

Calling From United States to:
Phone Card Name (Optional):
Provide Local Access in

Navigation Links:

Live Help!

My Rewards Program

Secured and Verified by:
About SSL Certificates
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Discover, Master, Visa, American Express
Your current IP is:

Phone Card Rates
Brazil Phone Card, Brazil Calling Card Flag   Brazil 0.2¢ Canada Phone Card, Canada Calling Card Flag   Canada 0.1¢
China Phone Card, China Calling Card Flag   China 0.1¢ Egypt Phone Card, Egypt Calling Card Flag   Egypt 3.1¢
France Phone Card, France Calling Card Flag   France 0.1¢ Germany phone card, Germany calling card flag   Germany 0.1¢
Iraq Phone Card, Iraq Calling Card Flag   Iraq 1.0¢ india phone card, india calling card flag   India 0.1¢
italy phone card, italy calling card flag   Italy 0.1¢ Japan Phone Card, Japan Calling Card Flag   Japan 0.3¢
Korea South Phone Card, Korea South Calling Card Flag   S. Korea 0.1¢ Mexico Phone Card, Mexico Calling Card Flag   Mexico 0.4¢
Nigeria Phone Card, Nigeria Calling Card Flag   Nigeria 2.8¢ Philippines Phone Card, Philippines Calling Card Flag   Philippines 4.6¢
Russia Phone Card, Russia Calling Card Flag   Russia 0.3¢ Taiwan Phone card, Taiwan Calling Card Flag   Taiwan 0.1¢
South Africa Phone Card, South Africa Calling Card Flag   S. Africa 0.9¢ USA Phone card, USA Calling Card Flag   USA 0.3¢
UK Phone Card, United Kingdom Calling Card Flag   UK 0.1¢ USA Phone card, USA Calling Card Flag   Vietnam 0.8¢
Phone Card News

More News...