Sprint's deal article in FierceWireless web site: Sprint Spark to combine LTE in 800 MHz, 1.9 GHz and 2.5 GHz, will offer 50-60 Mbps peak
The vendors that will roll out Sprint Spark are Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU), Samsung and Nokia (NYSE:NOK) Solutions and Networks. Noticeably absent from the list is Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), which is Sprint's managed services vendor for its entire network and also a key vendor for its Network Vision network upgrade program. An Ericsson spokesman did not immediately have a comment, but Alcatel-Lucent, NSN and Samsung wasted no time touting the contract win.
Sprints' business decisions are now influenced by Softbank. And now Sprint has all that money from Softbank to spend on upgrades and they are moving fast. Sprint choose Nokia to help them is very good news.
Wow one-third of Sprint's deployment markets go to NSN
"Sprint said the vendors will provide 2.5 GHz radio heads to enable Sprint Spark, and that each company will service approximately one-third of Sprint's deployment markets, much as Network Vision's deployment has been split among Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Samsung."