Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) – Giving a Boost to 4G
Boost Mobile, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) is a front-runner in the prepaid wireless services space. The company and Samsung announced that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be available on the network starting 12 June 2013. This handset which is being touted as a premium Android smartphone will be carried by the Sprint 3G and the 4G LTE network.
LTE or Long Term Evolution, a 4G wireless-communications standard has been designed to offer upto 10x the speeds that 3G networks provide mobile devices. The 4G technology provides IP-based voice, multimedia and data streaming at speeds of at minimum of 100 Mbit/second which can reach upto 1 GBit/ second. Along with WiMax and Ultra Mobile Broadband, 4G LTE is one of numerous competing 4G standards. The prominent cellular providers have begun deploying 4G technologies across their networks. In terms of mobile devices, many newer Android-based smartphones are 4G LTE capable, and both the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3 are expected to have built-in 4G LTE capabilities.
For quite some time now, the company has been building its new, 4G LTE network from its base line. The objective of this effort has been to bring new and enhanced coverage, faster online. This next-generation Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) network will be doing a nitrous-boost on data speeds so that users can browse, email, download, stream as well as share files much faster than conventional connections.
How does 4G help users?
Coverage enhancements translate into stronger signal over larger areas. There are various factors that can affect a mobile signal, including something as common as tree branches. Newer technology and an updated spectrum provide a stronger signal irrespective of whether the phone is being used indoors or outdoors. Other distinct advantages are fewer dropped calls. So, if Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S) is able to make a success and sustain expansion of its high-tech 4G LTE network, there will be no looking back.