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August 29, 2012

Sprint adds more markets to its faster 4G LTE coverage

Sprint Nextel Corp. has added parts of Baltimore and some smaller markets in the Kansas City region to its faster 4G service using Long Term Evolution, or LTE, technology.

Sprint Nextel Corp. has added parts of Baltimore and some smaller markets in the Kansas City region to its faster 4G service using Long Term Evolution, or LTE, technology.

The expanded footprint now includes Manhattan and Junction City in Kansas as well as Sedalia, Mo., and Gainesville, Fla.

Overland Park-based Sprint’s move to newer and faster LTE technology comes on top of its 4G network that uses WiMax technology on a network run by Clearwire Corp.

Larger national wireless carriers Verizon and AT have launched LTE service in more areas.

LTE began on Sprint’s network July 15 in 15 markets, including Kansas City, and is expected to be complete by the end of next year.

The new service is part of its Network Vision upgrade.

The upgrade includes stronger coverage by its 3G network using CDMA technology, particularly inside buildings.

Mark Davis, mdavis@kcstar.com

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