AT&T Looks Beyond HSPA
Jun 14, 2007, 5:40 PM by (staff)
AT&T Vice President Chris Hill today revealed the carrier is looking to build out an LTE network for next generation voice and high speed data. Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the GSM Association's next specification beyond HSPA. It offers fast data speeds like mobile WiMax and is expected to be easier to deploy in large networks. The carrier has not announced when they will begin building out the new network, but it is part of a $20 billion project expected to take up to 10 years to complete. AT&T has previously committed to upgrading its current HSDPA network to HSUPA in the near future.
Long Way Off
Also, LTE isn't even a standard yet. Once it is a standard it takes time to create the equipment, test, revise the standard, tweak the equipment, mass produce the equipment, and install the equipment... And that doesn't even touch on the fact that they still have to develop handsets that can do LTE/HSDPA/GSM soft handoffs.
BTW link to show that LTE won't even be in its first draft until Sept 07. --> http://www.3gpp.org/Highlights/LTE/LTE.htm
It was just f***ing announced and you are already talking crap about it? OF COURSE ALL THIS STUFF NEEDS TO BE DONE ITS HOW YOU START BUILDING...
I give credit to sprint
By aggressive, I mean, the network, the services, and the handsets, will be way, way different by this time next year, and maybe even surprise us.
So,. . . do yo...
Nothing´s stopping the new ATT
except sprint wimax!!!!
Nothing's stopping the new Sprint
So much for...
Believe it when we see it
Who knows, maybe T-Mobile will cash in on Cingulars PROCRASTINATION and launch 3G in cities that Cingular doesn't yet have 3G.
I could've sworn I read an article saying...