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Top message: Sprint needs the spectrum by michael_herc
Replying to: Re: Sprint needs the spectrum by michael_herc
Re: Sprint needs the spectrum
It's going to take a while but the answer is that in many markets there is a potential for improved rural coverage not only as a result of the inherent characteristics of SMR 800 (lower free-space path losses) but also as a result of build out requirements.
CDMA 800 (1x-RTT) is expected to be deployed on approximately 95% and LTE 800 is expected to deployed on approximately 80% of Sprint's post-Network Vision cell site count of +/-39,000 (Fairly close to the number of cell sites that VZW and T have, BTW).
see: http://s4gru.com/index.php?/topic/2358-everyt hing-800mhz-1xa-lte-coverage-timeline-etc/?hl =%20800%20%20coverage
The issue that Sprint may have is that they have limited SMR800 spectrum, which may or may not be an issue. The combination of SMR800, PCS1900 and BRS2500/2600 should provide a good combination of coverage and speed.
- Re: Sprint needs the spectrum by michael_herc