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Sprint Builds Out LTE In 200+ Cities

As its Q3 losses widen and its iDen customer exodus continues, Sprint continues with its LTE rollout race, despite vendor delays.
Sprint Nextel is now building out 4G LTE in more than 200 U.S. locations despite some vendor supply delays, the network operator revealed during its third-quarter earnings call Thursday.

Sprint currently has the new 4G technology available in 32 towns and cities in the U.S. and intends to have the service in 115 cities in "the coming months. Construction for 4G is now happening in more than 200 cities," noted Steve Elfman, Sprint's president of network operations and wholesale, during the call.

"We have 20,000 Network Vision sites leased and 13,500 ready for construction," he said. Nearly 4,300 of the upgraded 3G and 4G sites are now live.

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