Sprint considers LTE

Sprint (NASDAQ:S) indicated it has issued an RFP for its next-generation technology plans and said LTE could be one option.

Light Reading Mobile reports that at the LTE World Summit in Amsterdam last week, Kevin Packingham, senior vice president of product and technology development with Sprint, said the company is evaluating various technologies and is deciding how to evolve its CDMA network, which currently operates in the company's 800 MHz and 1900 MHz spectrum.

Sprint is currently operating as a wholesale provider using Clearwire's (NASDAQ:CLWR) mobile WiMAX network to provide mobile broadband service to its subscribers. Sprint has long maintained that its 4G strategy is using Clearwire's WiMAX network.

Packingham's statement comes after research firm Telecom Pragmatics issued a press release indicating that Sprint and Verizon Wireless were both considering a CDMA Rev. B deployment.  However, Sprint spokeswoman Kelly Schlageter told FierceWireless that Sprint is not prepping Rev. B. 

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