Sprint Spent $1B on Massive MIMO for Its 5G Network in Q2

Originally published on SDxCentral.com on June 22, 2018.

Sprint is putting a lot of money into its network ahead of its pending acquisition by T-Mobile US. Speaking during a Wells Fargo 5G Forum this week, Sprint CTO John Saw said that over the last few months the company released $1 billion in purchase orders primarily for equipment related to its massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) deployment.

“We are not slowing down investments,” Saw said, reiterating that the company plans to devote $5 billion to $6 billion in capex on its network this year. “Merger or no merger we are improving our network. A lot of what we are doing is foundational for Sprint and the new company.”

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