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Sprint's LTE to Launch On 1900MHz Only

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BigRed75

Jan 10, 2012, 2:52 PM

Expect lower LTE speeds a la MetroPCS

Since they will be using the same 1900MHz for LTE. I think Sprint does a lot of spectrum there anyway though so maybe it won't be that bad.

It could work out for them with ESMR on the horizon. They gotta get rid of iDEN already. Isn't this the year or is it next year?
The band doesn't mean it will be slower. If anything, higher frequencies are better for higher speeds.

But bandwidth is key, and since LTE will be sharing bandwidth with CDMA, (like MetroPCS,) it could be limited. The situation will vary gre...
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Volaris

Jan 10, 2012, 3:09 PM

What about 3G EVDO?

If they're launching LTE on their 1900 band (which is what their CDMA EVDO 2G/3G network works on nationwide)... won't that restrict/hurt 3G users more than the new LTE users? I thought their 3G network was already being hammered by all the unlimited data smartphone users they have?
Volaris said:
If they're launching LTE on their 1900 band (which is what their CDMA EVDO 2G/3G network works on nationwide)... won't that restrict/hurt 3G users more than the new LTE users? I thought their 3G network was already be
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