Sprint extends LTE coverage across US

US operator Sprint has expanded its LTE service in the country, as it continues buildout project Network Vision.

The operator introduced its 4G LTE network in July 2012 and has now extended its coverage to include Austin and Bryan/College Station in Texas; Columbia, Tennessee; Emporia in Kansas; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and Framingham and Boston in Massachusetts.

The firm added that it has also significantly improved its 3G service in Puerto Rico and expanded 4G LTE to reach more regions in the country, including Aguadilla, Isabela, Cabo Rojo and Mayagüez.

Earlier this month, the operator looked close to sealing an acquisition of Wimax player Clearwire; after it gained ownership of a 50 per cent stake in the firm and made a bid of $2.2bn for the remaining shares. However, US satellite player Dish Network Corporation is aiming to scupper the potential deal and has made a competing bid at a higher price than Sprint’s offer.

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