Sprint remains mum about its technology plans for the 2.5 GHz band, but says it plans to acquire more so it can obtain a nationwide footprint and make a technology decision this summer. Sprint said it will meet tis deadline imposed by the FCC that required the operator to offers services in the 2.5 GHz band by 2009 to at least 15 million people. Broadband wireless technology suppliers are biting their nails as backing from Sprint will be a major coup for any of the technologies the operator is considering. The operator is trialing IPWireless' TD-CDMA technology in Washington and has a $14 million investment in IPWireless, but it is also considering WiMAX technology, which could use a big backer like Sprint Nextel in the U.S.
To read more about Sprint's revelations about the 2.5 GHz band:
- read this report from Light Reading