Sprint Nextel’s Numbers

Sprint Nextel’s Numbers

ARPU $62, Data ARPU $7.25. Slower growth than expected. Verizon did really well this quarter with industry leading 13% revenue from data services and topping $1B mark from data revenues.

They also announced today that it is ahead of plan for the expansion and evolution of the Sprint Power Vision(SM) network — covering 153 million people — that allows users to access audio, video and data applications with handheld and connection card devices. Under the accelerated schedule, Sprint plans to begin its roll out of the upgraded technology known as EV-DO Revision A during 4Q 2006 with coverage expected to reach more than 40 million people by year end.

With the evolution to EV-DO Revision A, users in markets where it is rolled out, will experience faster average download speeds of 450 – 800 kbps; and average upload speeds of 300 – 400 kbps. These data rates can enable richer applications and services such as high-speed video telephony, music on demand, video messaging, large file uploads and high performance push-to-talk capability.

Overall, Sprint plans to reach more than 200 million people in the U.S. with mobile broadband data services (both EV-DO Revisions 0 and A) in 220 major metropolitan areas and 908 airports across the country with its Power Vision network by the end of 2006. By 3Q 2007, Sprint’s Power Vision network will be completely upgraded to the faster EV-DO Revision A.