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EarthLink, SK Telecom Team for New MVNO

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Top message:  so SK-EarthLink is gonna be another name in wireless? by janze4   Jan 26, 2005, 11:40 PM

Replying to:  Re: so SK-EarthLink is gonna be another name in wireless? by viper   Jan 27, 2005, 9:07 AM

Re: so SK-EarthLink is gonna be another name in wireless?

by stevelvl    Jan 27, 2005, 10:01 AM

viper said:
"Sprint actually has plenty of spectrum to spare, and even more after bringing on Nextel. That's why they've been bringing on MVNOs like crazy."

mostly true but let me add this. Sprint's data network, same deal for verizon, is uplink limited and both will be even after DO.

The uplink will pretty much slow to a grind after 3 to 4 "broadband" users are on it per cell unless the operator puts a cap on each user, which they are probably doing. Cingular's WCDMA HSDPA will have the same problem.

So they'll have to do something to deal with that uplink, for data not voice. Deploying more channels is the obvious solution but that is inefficient. Sprint had relatively few radio channels deployed per market.

where do you get that? cdma alowes for 10 users for each channel same with data. what you do not realize is the nature of cdma it breaks your call up into packets so oyu can fit 10 calls per channel now the 1x also uses packeted units for the data so they fit right in perfectly with the calls allowing 10 users per channel.

and as for limited uplink speed the current uplink speed is roughtly 144/230 that will also be the same for ev-do compate that to dsl wich has 128 and a lot of cable providers are still running 128 for uplink so how is that slow? espetually since there is no copper cable binding you to one spacific place. and it is definately better then wifi. wifi is usally so loaded down with useres that the access is little better then dial up. sure wifi works great with 1-2 users but you get 20 on there it starts to get realllllly slowwwwww

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