Sprint LTE device sales have hit one million mark, says CEO Dan Hesse

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| September 19, 2012


Sprint LTE devices one million sold

Sprint's 4G LTE network may only be around four months old, but the carrier has been adding LTE-capable devices to its lineup since late April, and it appears that Sprint's customers have been happy to buy them. Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint, revealed today at the Goldman Sachs Communicopia Conference that his company has sold one million LTE devices to date. Hesse didn't drop sales figures for each of Sprint's products, but Fierce Wireless points out that he did say that the Samsung Galaxy S III and HTC EVO 4G LTE have made up much of the LTE phone sales.

Hesse also touched a bit on Windows Phone during his talk. While the executive said that he likes to see markets with three competitors that are doing well, he added that only "time will tell" whether or not Microsoft's mobile platform will be successful.

To date, Sprint has only released one Windows Phone (the HTC Arrive). It's unclear when we might see a Windows Phone 8 device make its way to the Now Network, as Sprint has declined to offer any details on its Windows Phone 8 plans, saying only that it has "a very strong relationship" with Microsoft. As for Sprint's LTE sales, the carrier has managed to add some high-profile LTE-capable handsets to its lineup, like the Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5. Considering both that and the fact that those LTE devices also function fine on 3G in areas where Sprint has yet to activate its LTE network, and it's not terribly surprising to see Sprint sell one million LTE products in less than six months. How many of you own some Sprint LTE-enabled hardware?

Via Fierce Wireless, Sprint