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    Sprint Teams Up With Great North Woods Wireless to Provide LTE Roaming in NH

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    Sprint may be focusing its build efforts in its existing footprint, but it isn’t neglecting outlying areas completely. The carrier has teamed up with Great North Woods Wireless to expand roaming LTE access to Sprint customers traveling through New Hampshire’s North Country.

    According to a press release, Great North Woods Wireless is utilizing ExteNet System’s LTE evolved packet core network architecture to extend data roaming services to Sprint customers. Great North Woods said Sprint is the first Tier-1 carrier to utilize this architecture on its 4G LTE network in Coos County.

    “Access to 4G LTE broadband cellular technology is required for commerce, necessary for modern modes of communication, and indispensable to public safety in the 21st Century,” Bob Parsloe, CEO of Great North Woods Wireless, commented. “With the integration of ExteNet’s Network architecture on our Coos County 4G LTE network, customers in northern New Hampshire now have that access.”

    Sprint did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the arrangement.

    Great North Woods said it is also offering area residents and businesses the ability to get fixed wireless service through TCC Networks.

    TCC will reportedly offer fixed wireless Skywire LTE service to the area, eliminating the need for expensive fiber trenching in the sparsely populated region. TCC Networks’ fixed wireless Skywire LTE service will leverage extra band class 4 capacity on Great North Woods’ Coos County network to provide high-speed internet, the company said.

    “The addition of Skywire LTE fixed wireless to our current TCC Skywire wireless broadband services significantly increases our coverage area in greater Coos County,” TCC Networks President Donald Dawson noted. “With Skywire LTE, we are able to deliver cost-effective, high-speed internet access to much more of the community, along with LTE redundancy and mobility solutions not yet seen in this area."


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    Sprint Teams Up With Great North Woods Wireless to Provide LTE Roaming in NH

    Awesome . If Sprint could just return to the old days of paying to roam everywhere they did not have coverage and generous voice and data roaming allotments. But roaming is expensive and does expose the holes in the network. Still I think the argument that I can have Sprint and have as good of coverage as any other carrier because of roaming is a good one.
    Hey if if sprint is within 5% of the other carriers they will have very few roaming fees to pay.

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    That's great news, but pretty much outside of Manchester / Salem / Nashua / Portsmouth their coverage is awful. Most is still 3G, and the coverage they do have is way less than all the 3 other carriers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techfranz View Post
    Awesome . If Sprint could just return to the old days of paying to roam everywhere they did not have coverage and generous voice and data roaming allotments. But roaming is expensive and does expose the holes in the network. Still I think the argument that I can have Sprint and have as good of coverage as any other carrier because of roaming is a good one.
    Hey if if sprint is within 5% of the other carriers they will have very few roaming fees to pay.
    Roaming on this is good cause it's native. Other areas where they roam onto att And VZW not so much

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    It appears the GNW has leased a 5x5 AWS license covering western and northern NH from VTel.
    Donald Newcomb

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRNewcomb View Post
    It appears the GNW has leased a 5x5 AWS license covering western and northern NH from VTel.
    Will Sprint be using that?

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