Sprint Plans to Roll Out LTE-Advanced in 2013

Paul Lilly

What's that you say, Sprint doesn't even have a 4G LTE network yet? Be that as it may, the wireless carrier isn't about to let such a minor detail prevent it from looking forward to LTE-Advanced, which by the way Sprint is planning to deploy in the first half of 2013. Sprint reckons its customers will see download speeds ranging from 12Mbps to 15Mbps.

Sprint's vice president of network development and engineering, Iyad Tarazi, made the prediction during an early morning meeting at the 4G World conference, according to FierceWireless . He also said Sprint will deploy its 4G LTE network by the middle of 2012, with at least a dozen LTE devices slated for release next year.

All these plans create a sort of awkward situation between Sprint and Clearwire, though Tarazi said Sprint will still support 4G WiMAX for many years to come because of existing agreements.

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