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Sprint Turns to Throttling to Manage Network Congestion

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amarryat

May 8, 2014, 8:16 PM
With twice the spectrum of either Verizon or AT&T, and half the customers, shouldn't they be all set for a while? T-Mobile has half of what Verizon or AT&T has, and they're blazing fast.
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CellStudent

May 9, 2014, 4:08 AM
amarryat said:
With twice the spectrum of either Verizon or AT&T, and half the customers, shouldn't they be all set for a while? T-Mobile has half of what Verizon or AT&T has, and they're blazing fast.



It's not just about how much spectrum you own, it's about how much spectrum has been deployed.

Sprint owns spectrum in the 800 MHz band, the 1900 MHz band, the 2.3 GHz band, the 2.5 GHz band and the 3.5 GHz band (including a bunch more that I can't recall off the top of my head.

The problem is that you can't build one set of antennas on the cell site that operates on all those different frequencies. Sprint has to build a completely new array of antennas for each band of spectrum they want to deploy in any give...
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DarkStar

May 9, 2014, 3:40 PM
T-mobile is not blazing fast. They barely have service.
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