Ericsson revealed it’s handling T-Mobile’s new LTE network expansion into new spectrum, into rural areas and into the nooks and crannies of dense urban areas.
History isn’t going to judge Dan Hesse’s tenure kindly, but many of the problems Hesse faced weren’t of his own making. And instead of fixing Sprint’s cultural flaws when he took over, SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son only reinforced them.
AT&T and T-Mobile both claimed they were intent on preserving Cricket and MetroPCS’s services when they made their respective acquisitions. But it looks like T-Mobile was the only one serious about it.
Sprint’s Spark network in Chicago has sprouted a lot more antennas. Sprint is testing a new technology called 8T8R that promises to make Sprint’s network more resilient and create more capacity.
After an initially slow rollout, Sprint plans a large-scale upgrade to HD Voice across its network by this summer, greatly increasing the chance that any given Sprint customer can actually make an HD call.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere says a magenta-branded iPhone will be on the carrier’s shelves in three to four months. Given T-Mo’s accelerated network rollout that will put the phones launch right in sync with its LTE launch.