Definitely looking forward to this. Wimax coverage is just garbage. "Supposedly" we have it where I work, but I can't get connected to save my life. Downtown Columbus, I can get connected, but it drops it every minute. The guys using LTE in my office are always connected indoors and love it.
Third party communications firm will provide Sprint with its LTE services
Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) was the first major U.S. carrier to try to deploy a 4G spec. network. Sprint's WiMAX network launched in September. 2008 and has slowly picked up steam adding more cities. Sprint has indicated, though, that it may consider switching to LTE -- the 4G standard that Verizon Wireless (VZ) currently supports and AT&T Inc.'s (T) promises to soon support.
Now it appears Sprint is preparing to take the plunge, entering into a $13.5B USD contract with LightSquared to deploy an LTE network. LightSquared licenses and owns large chunks of the so-called "L-Band" (1-2 GHz) spectrum, and thus has room to grow its LTE offerings.