Sprint announces 4th quarter EVDO speed boost

Posted By on August 4, 2006

Sprint logo For those of us fortunate enough to be using cell phones with high speed data from Sprint, there is some good news. Sprint announced it is ahead of plan for the expansion and evolution of the Sprint Power Vision(SM) network that allows users to access audio, video and data applications with handheld and connection card devices. Sprint plans to begin its roll out of the upgraded technology known as EV-DO Revision A during 4Q 2006 with coverage expected to reach more than 40 million people by year end.

With the evolution to EV-DO Revision A, users in markets where it is rolled out, will experience faster average download speeds of 450 – 800 kbps; and average upload speeds of 300 – 400 kbps. These data rates can enable richer applications and services such as high-speed video telephony, music on demand, video messaging, large file uploads and high performance push-to-talk capability. Unfortunately there is no indication as to a premium fee or an increase in upload speeds. For a quick look at what my Palm Treo 700p smartphone is currently getting in an EVDO area see the test below.
Sprint Speed test

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