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Sprint pushes HPUE standard and claims 30% boost in TD-LTE coverage

Sprint has always been first in line to deploy advanced network technologies, even if its efforts have not always resulted in the user experience it was seeking. Its latest effort to end a long period of dissatisfied customers and under-delivering networks comes with its early deployment of HPE (High Performance User Equipment), which it demonstrated in New York City just a week after it was ratified by the 3GPP. Günther Ottendorfer, Sprint’s COO of technology, said at the event that many device makers were committed to support the standard, though the demo was only able to use prototypes. However, provided the standard does indeed get activated in high profile smartphones, it promises to make Sprint’s key asset, its plentiful 2.5…

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