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Sprint, USA

Connections
56 million mobile customers (2G/3G) 2012.08

Spectrum
band 25 1900 MHz  (the G block) 2*5 MHz FDD-LTE - deployed 2012.08
2.5 GHz - will follow  in some points for capacity
800 MHz - will follow later for good indoor coverage 

RAN
LTE - Now Network 
Vendors for LTE networks are ALU, Ericsson and Samsung 2012
plan to has 12 000 LTE sites online by the end of the 2012 
Sprint is using small cells provided by Alcatel-Lucent  2012.08 and by Samsung 2012.08

Coverage
49 cities covered by 2013.01.18. Operator plan to introduce LTE service to another 200 cities within its 3G footprint. 2013.01.18 

Plans (investments/spectrum)
The LTE launch is part of a nationwide plan by Sprint to upgrade 3G and 4G service for subscribers. The infrastructure build-out is estimated to cost $4 billion to $5 billion and be largely completed by the end of 2013. 

Dan Hesse said that the network is now starting to deploy 4G LTE on the 1900 MHz (band 25) spectrum.
In the coming years, Sprint will also use its 800 MHz spectrum for 4G LTE. 
Meanwhile, partner Clearwire is rolling out TDD-LTE on the 2.5 GHz spectrum. 2012-08-09

Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) spent $710 million on capex in the first three months of 2012, a 58 percent year-over-year increase, while its partner Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR) has said its capex in 2012 will total $350 million to $400 million, said ABI. Clearwire intends to launch 5,000 TDD-LTE cell sites by June 2013. Sprint, its largest wholesale customer and shareholder, intends to offload traffic in network hotspots from its FDD-based LTE network onto Clearwire's planned TD-LTE network. 2012-07-29

UE:
Smartphones
  1. Apple iPhone 5 A1429 (cdma mode), announced 2012.09.12
  2. HTC EVO 4G LTE, from Jun. 2012
  3. LG Mach, announced 2012.10
  4. LG Optimus F3, 2013.06
  5. LG Optimus G, 2012.10
  6. LG Viper 4G LTE ..2012.08..
  7. Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE, announce 2012-07-27
  8. Samsung Galaxy Nexus, 2012.08
  9. Samsung Galaxy Note 2, ..2012.10
  10. Samsung Galaxy S3 from 2012
  11. Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, rumors from 2012.09.03, launch 2012.09.16
Mobile routers
Tablets
  1. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, announced 2012.10, on sale from 2012.11.11

USB dongles
  1. Sprint Plug-in-Connect Tri-Mode USB modem, announced 2012.10
  2. ZTE Flash (estimation) coming October 12, 2012 

2012.09.14 Sprint 4G LTE Available in More Than 100 Additional Cities in the Coming Months //androidguys.com
2012.08.26 Sprint 4G LTE Network Performance on the Motorola Photon Q 4G //anandtech.com
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