Wireless Industry News » NTelos reduces LTE coverage goal for 2014 thanks to new Sprint network deal
Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless has reduced the number of people it plans to cover with its own LTE network thanks to its recently announced network agreement with Sprint, which includes reciprocal LTE roaming.
NTelos first launched LTE in the fourth quarter of 2013 and earlier this month the company announced that its LTE service covered 2.8 million POPs, including the major markets of Richmond and Norfolk, Va. On May 7 the company promised to cover 4.2 million POPs with LTE by the end of 2014.
However, when discussing the carrier's second-quarter results Monday, nTelos CFO Steb Chandor said the carrier intends to "have approximately 55 percent of our existing 6 million cover POP footprint served with LTE" by the end of 2014. That works out to roughly 3.3 million POPs. Read the full article