Thursday, July 03, 2014

Sprint promises 180Mbps peak speed by 2015


Sprint recently spoke at the Light Reading Big Telecom event in Chicago and they stated plans to boost speeds beyond their current “Sprint Spark” network upgrades. By 2015 they plan to offer peak speeds of 180Mbps where customers are currently seeing about 60Mbps in Sprint Spark areas. Right now the Spark network is using a combination of 800/1900/2500Mhz frequencies to deliver tri-band LTE support and adding multiple antenna arrays they can boost speed further. This is done by using eight-transmit and eight-receive (8T8R) at each cell site and will boost the speed with Sprints LTE TDD 2.5Ghz frequency.