Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, speaking at CTIA this morning, made clear which 4G standard he thinks will be dominant in the future. And it's not the one his company uses.
Hesse's comment, that LTE will likely be the larger of the two 4G standards, came a day ofter Sprint announced the world's first ever 3G/4G phone, the HTC Evo. The issue: Sprint's desire to get a 4G foothold as soon as possible. While LTE might be the more popular 4G standard in the future (AT&T and Verizon are both backing it), WiMax was available now, with an established infrastructure from Sprint partner Clearwire. In Sprint's eyes, being first was more important than being biggest.