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October 24, 2006

Sprint Offers 10x Faster Broadband Wireless

posted by MR WAVETHEORY at 10/24/2006 10:34:00 AM

Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE S) launched its first deployment of EV-DO Rev. A today in San Diego, with 20 more markets to launch by year-end. I like broadband. It's great for every mobile user out there. Sprint says the upgraded network will "ultimately" allow subscribers in San Diego to utilize richer applications and services like high-speed video telephony, music on demand, video messaging and large file uploads. The 21 markets will cover 40 million people, according to the carrier. While current EV-DO networks offer speeds of 50-70 kbps, Sprint claims the Rev. A network will offer speeds of 300-400 kbps. Average download speeds will also increase to 450-800 kbps, up from 400-700 kbps. The carrier says its entire Power Vision network will be upgraded to Rev. A by this time next year. Rev. A subscribers will need to purchase a wireless data card from Novatel, Sierra or Pantech. The data plans will range from $40 a month for 40 MB to $80 a month for unlimited data usage.

Where can I get PowerVision?
Check the PowerVision coverage map.

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