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Sprint LTE Hits The Bronx and Brooklyn July 30

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Top message:  Worst LTE deployment ever by JJinNYC   Jul 24, 2013, 12:31 PM

Replying to:  Re: NYC is a densely populatex market. by JJinNYC   Jul 24, 2013, 2:36 PM

Re: NYC is a densely populatex market.

by brobert11    Jul 25, 2013, 10:19 AM

Not an excuse - but an important distinction is that this is not just an LTE rollout. This is closer to building a brand new network. One of the major issues Sprint is facing now is they were behind on upgrading thier backhaul to Fiber - part of the initial release of 4G WIMAX through Clear was thier backhaul was Microwave and Sprint go itself behind the game in rolling out Fiber backhaul across it's network. Something T-Mobile started much earlier. This also doesn't take into account the other work involved in thier Network Vision deployment that is more than just releasing LTE on thier network. The reason major markets are slower is more than size - think of the issues that come w/ trying to lay Fiber backhaul under the streets of NYC for instance or trying to run that Fiber up to the roof of a skyscraper... There are no excuses because the company has put themselves in this position, but there are reasons - these and others - the LTE release for Sprint is slower... There are also more benefits to the upgrades Sprint is doing compared to LTE rollout on other carriers.

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