These are the most recent forum messages posted by lostandfound:
Re: Sounds complicated.
Yes. But it's not as simple as just leverage to purchase equipment. Currently LTE handset vendors and chipmakers are focused on FD LTE. It is the most popular version of LTE that has been deployed in most of the world including the US. Softbank, however, owns a TD-LTE network just like Clearwire. Without much demand, it is more expensive for handset makers to invest on TD-LTE phones. The American market is very important because of its population of 300+ ...
Swapping EVDO for HSPA+ would be a nightmare, imagine migrating all of Sprint's Customers to HSPA+ phones. I say it's almost impossible considering the billions already invested in their CDMA network just to replace it with another flavor of 3G which is also on its way out. I think we should look at 4G LTE for world compatibility and I think that is the strategy that Softbank will pursue. I can see them shutting down CDMA once LTE and ...
I think you misunderstood me. My message was meant to moderators. I think they have already edited the original post, but it read "Softbank operates a CDMA network." That is wrong. I'm very happy another company is looking to invest in Clearwire and Sprint.
Softbank has a WCDMA network and a TDD-LTE network. The only overlap with Sprint would be Clearwire's TDD-LTE network.
Re: Will LightSquared sue the government?
Hi GetingSleepy, Please understand that LightSquared did not buy spectrum for terrestrial purposes. The licenses they acquired from the government and through the acquisition of TerreStar were for satellite deployment. Remember that spectrum is a public resource. Companies only acquire licenses to use that spectrum. Thanks
Re: Day late and a dollar short?
In their defense, there is no rush to deploy LTE first. HSPA+ may not be as fast as LTE but it's better than 3G. LTE phones are expensive and suffer from terrible battery problems, but by 2013 , they will be cheaper and hopefully battery technology will improve. Waiting until 2013 to start deploying LTE is smart. Another good move on their part is to move 3G services to PCS (it will give them compatibility with many ATT phones ...
Re: How do they approve the Verizon/AllTell
The Alltel/Verizon merger was very different. For one, Alltel was not a national carrier like Tmobile. Verizon agree to divest a lot of spectrum that overlapped with Alltel's and divest customers too. ATT currently has a lot more spectrum holdings than many of the big 4.
Re: Net Neutrality
dont be naive. both big goverments and big corps are evil. corporations do control your internet, they will not let you use bit torrent or other file sharing sites. They may not block information, but until recently they were in evil control of the flow of information. remember! to a corporation you are only worth for how much money is in your wallet
Re: i still only have 2g edge!
Sir you are the smartest person in this forum. I agree 100% with you. The reason why ATT has some many spectrum problems today is because they decided to go migrate from TDMA to GSM instead of CDMA. In Europe, most carriers implemented WCDMA in the 2100Mhz band, which is exclusively reserved for 3G services. That's not the case for ATT they decided to have a mix of 850/1900 WCDMA... Their network is currently a total mess. That's why ...
What yall don't know bout att and verizon?
If ATT acquires Tmobile. They will be able to control prices a lot better than without Tmobile. Why? ATT and Verizon already own most of the network backhaul and core fiber wirelines in America. They rent and charge fees for other mobile networks to use their backhaul and interconnecting them. Sprint and others(MetroPCS, etc) will be the only ones left behind without a core network and they will have to raise their prices if ATT/Verizon agree to raise their ...
Re: Much ado about nothing.
The "you so dumb" was me being sarcastic... anyways... My point is the same as yours.. Sprint needs Tmobile, whether it is for their customer base or for their spectrum. I see that you know very little about networks actually. It's true most of ATT is GSM, but actually they are rolling out LTE which is not GSM. It is in fact a completely different technology. When I say "cluster f*ck", I'm referring to the way ATT uses chunks of spectrum ...
Re: Much ado about nothing.
you so dumb! the reason people would not be so concerned if it was Sprint and Tmobile merging is that two small players merging does not pose a threat to competition. ATT swallowing Tmobile is like eliminating Tmobile completely. ATT does not need TMobile. Sprint does need Tmobile. ATT just keeps getting fatter and fatter. They already own so much spectrum...all they want is to miss use what they have in their cluster fudge network
Re: No Visual Voicemail?
Just use Google Voice
Re: Verizon is right on this one.
i think we should limit the goverment but be careful what you are asking for... in a lot of cases the goverment is the only one defending you from big corporations. so a prudent approach is what is needed
I definetly see your point. ATT wants to use Tmobile's 1700mhz spectrum for LTE, and they have stated they will dismantle tmobile's HSPA+ and move customers to their own 3G(pseudo 4g) network which runs at 850/1900mhz . Why is T-mobile building something that ATT is going to scrap???
Re: Who wants a "smallest" phone these days?
jayshmay, r u indian by any chance??? all my indian friends carry their phones in holsters in their belts. please dont get me wrong im not racist or anthing because i love hanging out with my indian friends but not even they know why mostly indian ppl like to carry their phones in holsters....
Re: do you want better coverage or save a few bucks??
you wont get greater coverage. here is why: 1.att will have to divest spectrum in markets where the coverage is redudant with tmobile 2.att will dismantle tmobiles AWS service and replace tmobile's 3G with LTE. Tmobile coverage is effectively transformed into LTE footprint. In conclusion if you are on tmobile your 3G phone will be rendered useless unless you have a quadband phone...(or you will have to buy an att phone) Your coverage in fact will decrease. If you are ...
Re: Lame FCC
The thing Verizon and ATT are not taking into account is that together they own more than 70% of all the available spectrum for mobile phone services in America. Rural carriers already have data networks in the markets they serve (and they do invest in their small local networks) but they cannot expand beyond to other regions for spectrum reasons. This will be beneficial to consumers in rural America. Without trying to sounds like a commie, Verizon/ATT need to ...