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Sprint to Complete Nationwide LTE Cat1 by End July, to Start Deployment of LTE-M in Mid-2018

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Sprint to Complete Nationwide LTE Cat1 by End July, to Start Deployment of LTE-M in Mid-2018 Image Credit: Sprint

Sprint  announced it will complete its deployment of LTE Cat 1 technology across its nationwide network by the end of July 2017. In addition, Sprint announced plans to begin deploying LTE Cat M in mid-2018 followed by LTE Cat NB1.

LTE Cat 1 is designed to support low-power applications on the Sprint network such as vehicle telematics and industrial IoT applications. LTE Cat M1 and LTE Cat NB1 are designed to support numerous other applications requiring ultra-low throughput and power consumption such as industrial sensors, asset trackers, or wearables.

Sprint said it continues to evolve its IoT solutions portfolio. LTE CAT 1 will provide long-term, future-proof solutions for clients.

The company claims to be the seventh largest provider of IoT devices in the world.

Mohamad Nasser, GM of Sprint's IoT Business Unit
IoT, along with wireless and wireline, is one of the three critical business lines for the Sprint Business portfolio. We are investing effort and capital to make sure that Sprint is well positioned to capitalize on the incredible growth that IoT will experience globally.

Glenn Laxdal, Head of Network Products, Ericsson North America 
As one of the leading enablers and solution providers of the Internet of Things, Ericsson believes in its power to transform industries and capture new growth. Ericsson looks forward to partnering with Sprint to deploy Cat M1 next year and bring the transformative power of IoT to the Sprint Nationwide network.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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