Updating ntelos phones
In conjunction with that investment Shentel commits to the following network deployment steps.4G LTE Upgrades by Market – As previously explained, Shentel commits to complete a network-wide deployment of 4G LTE service in Band Class 25 (1900 MHz), as well as commit to complete a network-wide deployment of 4G LTE and voice services in Band Class 26 (800 MHz) in the current NTELOS service area.
Shentel will also deploy 4G LTE service in Band Class 41 (2.5 GHz) in NTELOS service areas with greater population density.
But upgrading and improving the coverage in those areas will benefit both of us.
So I guess to kind of a summarize, things are better Barry, there are still some issues that we're addressing.
Recently it’s become evident that that plan will not work, we will need to get a different device in the hands of the majority of the n Telos customers which will increase the cost of the migration process.
For any i Phone user with an i Phone 5C or newer we can upgrade their phone by inserting a new SIM card, that represents over one-third of the n Telos customers.
We have started launching 2.5 gigahertz sites late in 2015.
Our teams have been working together and this should be a smooth hand off as we continue the upgrades using Network Vision architecture and go back and add 800 megahertz LTE carriers to all previously completed LTE sites.
We started the search in engineering for the 150 to 200 new coverage sites that we plan to build over the next three years.
But we will be selling Sprint service upon closing.
n Telos has continued to make progress in upgrading sites to LTE.