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Sprint could bring 4G LTE to Boost and Virgin

MetroPCS might be the only prepaid carrier with an LTE network now, but that won’t last for long. Cricket has already started its LTE rollout, and will expand further in 2012. But that’s not the biggest move. This week at CES, Sprint discussed their LTE plans. President of network operations Steve Elfman said that Sprint planned to release LTE devices on its prepaid carriers, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. This is a big step, since neither prepaid carrier has made use of Sprint’s 4G WiMax network. We’re still a ways off, since Sprint will be in only a few markets by June. But by the end of the year we could see considerable prepaid competition in 4G services.