Sprint has announced plans to launch an enhanced version of its Sprint Direct Connect service which will allow for improved push-to-talk coverage over its CDMA network. As reported on PC Mag, this is part of Sprint’s network modernization effort, Network Vision, as the carrier expects to start phasing iDEN out completely in 2013.
“According to Sprint, this revamp of Direct Connect will offer increased push-to-talk coverage and more broadband data capabilities, along with a host of new features. Direct Connect will run on Sprint’s 1,900-MHz spectrum, as opposed to Sprint’s current iDEN network, which runs on the 800-MHz spectrum. Push-to-talk will be interoperable across both spectrums.
‘We’ve seen steadily increasing demand for faster data speeds, better and broader coverage, and more applications on push-to-talk devices,’ Paget Alves, president of Sprint Business, said.’”