Sprint has finally powered on its 3.9G (often touted as 4G) LTE (Long Term Evolution) network in 15 US cities on Monday. The service provider was seen readying its LTE smartphone line-up earlier this year. And, now it has the LTE network on air. But, Sprint has lot of catching up to do with both After AT&T and Verizon. Sprint is expecting to roll out LTE all over the US by the end of next year.
Initially, Sprint has introduced its LTE network in 15 cities across Georgia, Texas, Missouri and Kansas. According to the source, Sprint will cover others cities for the rest of 2012. Even, Sprint hopes to have largely completed its 4G LTE roll-out along with its enhanced 3G network by the end of 2013. Given that LTE adoption by customers is slow, the operator might find some ‘breathing space’ despite its relatively late entry in the LTE market.