Sprint CEO Dan Hesse stated their “HD Voice” service would go live around July of this year after speaking at the Oracle Industry Connect conference in Boston this week. This isn’t the same technology as VoLTE and HD Voice is simply designed to improve the clarity of a voice call across seven octaves, where current phones only use four octaves. In addition to the announcement of HD Voice Hesse also promised an increase in LTE speeds of 150 to 180Mbps in several markets courtesy of their 2.5Ghz LTE TDD spectrum and carrier aggregation. As of now Sprint offers 4G LTE in 340 markets across the country and is quickly expanding to compete with Verizon and AT&T LTE coverage.
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