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AT&T Sunsetting 2G Services on 1900MHz

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Top message:  Upgrade towers by cyclekid58   Mar 5, 2012, 12:44 PM

Replying to:  Re: Upgrade towers by Versed   Mar 5, 2012, 5:39 PM

Re: Upgrade towers

by WiWavelength    Mar 5, 2012, 6:03 PM

Versed said:
AJ,
Before we get a tirade about AT&T's amble spectrum and they not using it, and I do admit you have a point. Tell me how the "Special Olympics" of mobile carriers Sprint is doing in this aspect? Haven't seen squat done with wimax in well over a year. Now they're talking about LTE?


Sprint is a red herring; it is irrelevant to this discussion about AT&T.

But what Sprint has done (VZW, too) is overlay 3G EV-DO across essentially its entire network -- and did so quite some time ago. AT&T should have been able to do likewise with 3G W-CDMA well before it moved on to 4G LTE deployment in major markets. The folks in AT&T GSM/GPRS/EDGE only rural areas have every reason to wonder why AT&T has neglected them on 3G and already gone back to double dip with 4G in metro areas.

As for WiMAX, Sprint did not control that rollout. That is Clearwire's domain. But, yes, Clearwire stopped WiMAX deployment last year and is repurposing much of its infrastructure to TD-LTE this year.

In the meantime, Sprint has started deploying LTE on its own in its PCS G block 10 MHz nationwide spectrum. If you want to find out more info about Sprint's Network Vision platform and LTE rollout, the following web site is the best resource:

http://s4gru.com/ »

AJ

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