Monday, October 23, 2006

Sprint Launches First EV-DO Rev A Network in San Diego

Sprint has launched the first EV-DO Revision A service. The upgraded network in the San Diego market is now able to deliver significantly faster average upload speeds of 300-400 kbps (compared with 50-70 kbps of current EV-DO networks). Average download speeds should also increase to 450--800 kbps from 400-700 kbps.

San Diego is the first of 21 markets where Sprint will roll out EV-DO Revision A this year with coverage expected to reach more than 40 million people. By 3Q 2007, Sprint's Power Vision network is expected to be completely upgraded to the faster EV-DO Revision A.

Sprint currently offers three EV-DO Revision A-compatible connection cards: the Pantech PX-500, Sierra Wireless Aircard595 and the Novatel Wireless S720. The company is also planning to launch its first mobile broadband USB modem.

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