Sprint to stream 4K over 5G at Copa America games in June

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Sprint Corporation (NYSE: S) today reported operating results for fiscal year 2015 fourth quarter and full year

At Sprint’s Q4 2015 Earnings Call, R. Marcelo Claure, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director said:

“Our densification and optimization plan is also building the foundation for 5G. We are participating in the development of the global 5G standard, and we’re collaborating with our partners and other companies on the 5G opportunity. We view our 2.5 GHz spectrum at the low band spectrum of 5G and Sprint is well-positioned for 5G with the spectrum holdings of more than 160 MHz of 2.5 spectrum on average across the top 100 U.S. markets, giving Sprint more high band capacity than any other carrier in the United States.

We look forward to leveraging our deployment experience and working closely with our vendors to expand the use of 2.5 GHz and higher band spectrum as we evolve to 5G. In fact, we would leverage the Copa America soccer tournament to demonstrate the 5G capabilities using millimetric band radius to deliver 4K streaming of soccer content at two Copa America stadiums in June working with both Nokia and Ericsson.”