Nexus 5 supports Sprint's new Spark that boost Sprintís LTE speeds
has some good news for T-Mobile/Metro PCS users like me for faster LTE service with 10-by-10 LTE service in 40 of the top 50 markets by the end of the year. However, the Nexus 5 is part of Sprints supported devices on their new Spark LTE service they got from buying Clearwire.
Sprint, meanwhile, has announced plans for Sprint Spark, which will boost Sprint’s LTE speeds by tapping the airwaves that Sprint got in acquiring Clearwire. The carrier is launching Spark initially in five cities, with plans to cover 100 within three years.
Unlike those service improvements, though, T-Mobile’s moves will work with all LTE-capable devices on its network, Castle said.
Taking advantage of the new speeds, though, will require new devices that are designed to use the additional airwaves. So far Sprint has announced seven devices that will support the faster network, including the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S 4 mini, the LG G2 and Nexus 5, HTC’s One Max and a pair of mobile hotspots.
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