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Sprint and Dish to Trial LTE 4G Broadband to Homes

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Dec 17, 2013, 10:21 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Sprint today announced that it is partnering with Dish Networks to offer LTE 4G-based broadband in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dish will be responsible for installing the satellite dish and in-home networking gear, and Sprint will deliver TDD-LTE via its 2.5GHz spectrum. Sprint expects the trial to be up and running by the middle of 2014. The companies will consider expanding the service to other markets depending on the success of the trial. Clearwire, which Sprint now owns, offered similar in-home broadband service over its WiMax network.

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KOL4420

Dec 17, 2013, 12:00 PM
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Interesting.

I wonder how that will all work out and would this Dish equipment allow Sprints LTE network to provide speeds higher than the possible speeds on their towers 60Mbps?

anybody know?
depends if it's LTE Advanced equipment or not, in lab testing the 2.5GHz has done up to gigabit speeds so in theory faster than 60Mbps could easily happen.

Although, for someone getting wireless broadband, the 60Mbps should be plenty compared to th...
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KOL4420 said:
I wonder how that will all work out and would this Dish equipment allow Sprints LTE network to provide speeds higher than the possible speeds on their towers 60Mbps?

anybody know?


Essentially, addin...
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WonkotheSane

Dec 17, 2013, 3:17 PM

Not smart

Using airwaves to support fixed locations is not a good idea.
You don't know about wifi?
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WonkotheSane said:
Using airwaves to support fixed locations in densely populated urban areas where there are lots of users is not a good idea.



Quote fixed.

Fixed wireless deployment is a GREAT idea for ...
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Zpike

Dec 18, 2013, 1:10 AM

Funny

Funny because Dish just cost Sprint a ton of money by driving up the price of Clear Wire. Just shows that both businesses are desperate to expand into new markets.
 
 
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