Sprint Adds EVDO Rev A to Orlando, Florida
ORLANDO, FL − March 27, 2007 − Beginning today, Sprint (NYSE: S) customers throughout the Orlando area join the more than 140 million people in 5,400 communities who can enjoy access to the upgraded Sprint Mobile Broadband Network, which provides users faster data speeds and the ability to ultimately use richer applications and services such as high-speed video telephony, music-on-demand, video messaging and large file uploads.
The industry’s largest mobile broadband network allows customers in the Orlando market to experience significantly faster average upload speeds of 350-500 Kbps (compared with 50-70 Kbps on current EV-DO networks) and average download speeds of 600 Kbps-1.4 Mbps (from 400-700 Kbps). Sprint’s upgraded mobile broadband network was awarded the coveted PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award selected by a panel of PC Magazine editors, and leading industry experts.
In addition to faster speeds, Sprint added eight wireless cell sites within the last six months to its Nationwide Sprint PCS NetworkSM and Nextel National NetworkSM in Orlando, Apopka, Ocoee, Sanford and Kissimmee, as part of a more than $131 million investment in the Central Florida region last year. Upgraded EV-DO Revision A coverage will be available throughout most of the metropolitan Orlando area including Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.
“Sprint customers in Orlando can now take advantage of the largest mobile broadband network to send and receive information at speeds that rival some DSL offerings without being tied to a desk,” said Bob Halcrow, Sprint area vice president, Florida. “This leading technology gives our customers the powerful combination of mobility and speed so they can manage their business and personal lives while on the go.”
Currently, Sprint provides mobile broadband services throughout Florida including in and around Miami, Tampa, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Gainesville and many areas in between.