Sprint To Offer 4G Speed To 3G iPhone

by admin March 22, 2010 at 8:04 am

As we know that the wireless technology is slowly moving towards a fourth-generation (4G) system that will allow faster speeds and secure IP communication from the network core to mobile devices. Several standards are evolving to implement 4G, and are in varying states of readiness. AT&T and Verizon are both moving to implement Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, which is a step along the road to true 4G. Sprint chose to go a different route with Mobile WiMAX, a wireless Ethernet protocol based on the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard intended to bring wireless “last-mile” connectivity similar cable modems or DSL.

Sprint Nextel is the third largest wireless carrier in the United States, trailing behind the two mobile industry giants – AT&T and Verizon. Sprint has been struggling to maintain their existing list of subscribers and is taking a shot at AT&T’s often maligned network by showing off an iPhone 3G user connecting to Sprint’s 4G service through their Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot device, which is a combination WiMAX subscriber station/WiFi base station.

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