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Softbank to Acquire 70% Stake in Sprint for $20.1 Billion

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Top message:  Sprint Needs This by bluecoyote   Oct 15, 2012, 10:16 AM

Replying to:  Please stop. by Jarahawk   Oct 15, 2012, 6:08 PM

Re: Please stop.

by T Bone    Oct 15, 2012, 7:06 PM

"Why not 4.5G instead?"

The same reason you don't call HSPA+ '3.5G'...because it's not easy for people to remember....


The G's were never really an indication of any kind of standard, 2G, 3G, 4G etc they are not really terms with a clear, defined meaning...they are really just marketing terms....a way of saying 'our network is better now than it used to be'...

There was an attempt to CREATE a standard for 4G, but that effort went nowhere and was ignored by pretty much every one....so they wisely dropped it...because after all a standard which is ignored and followed by no one is not really a standard, is it?

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