Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sprint's 'Spark' technology enables cellular data speeds of up to 60Mbps

Sprint claims it has developed a new wireless technology that could allow the carrier to surpass the wireless data speeds of its rivals. Dubbed Sprint Spark, the "super-high-

speed" currently reaches peak rates of 50 to 60Mbps, but Sprint insists that number will grow as the technology matures. In fact, to illustrate the progress it's making on that 

front, Sprint today demonstrated 1Gbps over-the-air speeds at one of its labs.

Unfortunately existing smartphones won't be able to take advantage of Sprint Spark; you'll need tri-band hardware, designed to utilize all of Sprint's spectrum bands on one 

device, to achieve the higher speeds. The first of those — from HTC, LG and Samsung — are due to arrive starting in November. Sprint claims these devices will be able to 

seamlessly hand off between 800MHz, 1.9GHz and 2.5GH frequencies, providing a continuous high-speed data session without interruptions or slowdowns.


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