TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Sprint EV-DO Revision A Mobile Broadband Network

Sprint EV-DO Revision A Mobile Broadband Network

Monty Solomon (
Tue, 24 Oct 2006 13:14:00 -0400

--Upgraded network will provide users in San Diego with
significantly faster upload speeds and a more robust experience than
other mobile data networks

--20 additional markets to launch during 2006

--Revision A-capable device portfolio will expand in November with
Sprint Mobile Broadband USB Modem

Media Contact:
Scott Sloat, 301-951-2816

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - 10/24/2006

Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that it has upgraded the Sprint Power
Vision Network(SM), the nation's largest wireless broadband network
covering more than 164 million people, with the faster EV-DO Revision
A technology in the San Diego market - making it the first market in
the country to have the technology commercially available. With the
upgraded mobile broadband network, customers in San Diego will
ultimately be able to utilize richer applications and services such as
high-speed video telephony, music on demand, video messaging and large
file uploads.

San Diego is the first of 21 markets where Sprint will roll out EV-DO
Revision A this year with coverage expected to reach more than 40
million people. Sprint Power Vision users in these markets should
experience significantly faster average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps
(compared with 50-70 kbps of current EV-DO networks). Average download
speeds should also increase to 450-800 kbps from 400-700 kbps. By 3Q
2007, Sprint's Power Vision network is expected to be completely
upgraded to the faster EV-DO Revision A.

The other markets scheduled to launch this year are:

Buffalo, N.Y.
Hartford, Conn.
Kansas City, Mo.
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
New York City
Newark/Trenton, N.J.
Providence, R.I.
Sacramento, Calif
Salt Lake City
San Francisco
Washington, D.C.

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