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The tech@Socalthrills team was invited to, and attended a Sprint event on April 24 to discuss their future with 4G LTE technology.
Among the panelists were John Batter, CEO of M-GO, a new digital content provider; Juan Reyes, CTO of BluFocus, a Quality Assurance and Certification Facility which specializes in entertainment content and technologies; Ajay Shah, CEO of Orange County based TV Plus; Bob Gold of Bob Gold & Associates; Laura Martin of Needham & Co.; and Ken Raaf and Kim Wade from Sprint.
Sprint and company discussed the many changes surrounding the entertainment space over the last several years, including the major shift consumers are having to mobile and tablet content consumption, along with the ways that Sprint’s new technology roll outs will be there to take advantage. Sprint detailed a bit of their Network Vision progress, including what they described as the “pardon our dust” phase, and they say that major improvements to their 4G LTE as well as their 3G networks are coming within the next 90 days or so.
We were able to get a bit of hands on time with the HTC One on Sprint’s 4G LTE network, and a speed test showed a not too shabby download speed of about 7 Mbps in downtown LA. This was in contrast to the basically non-existent coverage of AT&T in the same building.
What say you? Are you ready to join the Now Network now that their 4G network is ready to compete?
Check-out some photos from the event!