While there has been chatter from HTC EVO users about the current stand-still status on WiMax roll-outs, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has hinted that we could expect to hear some very big news about 4G service this fall.
While taking questions at Sprint's Overland Park headquarters in Kansas, Heese said he understands customer concerns regarding the recent lack of 4G deployments in recent months. While nothing is official, he stated that there will be a big announcement despite the slowdown in the face of Verizon's aggressive LTE roll-out and T-Mobile pushing their HSPA+ 42 upgrades.
Rumors include the possibility of LTE speeds on the Sprint network due to a speculated deal with LightSquared. Now this could be the big news, but considering that the base of Sprint's high speed phones are WiMax, it could leave a lot of users out in the rain.
As usual we will have to just wait and see. Hesse has maintained a good track record of trying to ensure competition and innovation are maintained in the US cellular market, so that gets me excited about what might be in the future.[BGR]