Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sprint Gives 60-Day Notice on Shutdown of iDEN Network


Sprint confirmed that June 29, 2013 will be the last full day of service for its Nextel iDEN network.


Sprint said it will shut down iDEN switch locations in rapid succession on June 30, followed by powering down equipment and eliminating backhaul at each cell site.

The transition of Sprint’s push-to-talk service from iDEN to CDMA is part of the company’s Network Vision plans. Customer migration initiatives have been underway for the past 11 months.

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  • The Sprint iDEN network traces its roots to the 1987 foundation of FleetCall, which later became Nextel Communications in 1993. Sprint acquired Nextel in 2005. The Nextel network operates in the 800MHz Specialized Mobile Radio band and uses iDEN technology developed by Motorola.

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