FCC Greenlights LTE Use in 800MHz Band
Replying to: certain 2G technology by johnhr2
Re: certain 2G technology
So is 1x and edge allowed in the 800MHz band? If so not just Sprint will benefit because that means the Big Two can refarn its 2G in the 800 band for LTE.
Actually, it's yes and no.
Sprint and SouthernLinc are the only companies that use 800mhz. ATT and VZW use the 850 band(even though technically it is a different band of 800)...
So it's not that ATT or VZW are barred from using it or that Sprint has an unfair advantage, it's that ATT nor VZW use that spectrum. You can find EDGE and 1x on the 850 bands used by both ATT and VZW. Sprint is "refarming" its 800 for 1x advanced as well.
So yes, ATT and VZW are allowed to use EDGE or 1x on 800 but no they won't because they don't have any 800.
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