Upgrade the existing CDMA network while providing technology for the Sprint 4G platform
Sprint Nextel, a provider of wireless and wireline communications services to businesses and government users, and Motorola Solutions have signed an agreement to extend Motorola‘s support of the Sprint iDEN network for three more years.
The company claims that extending this longstanding agreement reflects both companies’ commitment to iDEN technology as a platform for push-to-talk (PTT) services.
This agreement extends Sprint and Motorola Solutions’contractual iDEN relationship through 2013 and covers the supply of software and services.
Nextel phones users can use in and between Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Peru, while they can also use Nextel direct connect from the US to these six countries, both the companies said.
The focus of the plan is on upgrading the existing CDMA network while providing technology flexibility for the Sprint 4G platform.
Sprint will be able to deploy spectrum bands on a single platform – for example, 800MHz and 1900MHz on CDMA, thereby improving CDMA in-building penetration and ensure the performance of PTT on CDMA matches or surpasses that of iDEN.
Sprint senior vice president of network Bob Azzi said this agreement provides support for their iDEN users base while they begin executing Network Vision plan.