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Sprint's 3-Channel LTE Reaches 295Mbps

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*also shrugs*

aeternavi

Aug 13, 2016, 7:05 AM
2 bands... why not 3 bands... why not 18 BANDS!!!!

Stacking coverage over existing coverage does nothing for Sprint's #1 reason why they will always be sub-par, and that's their overall coverage. No point offering ridiculous speeds if only less than 5% of the population can enjoy it.
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rwalford79

Aug 15, 2016, 11:43 AM
Their thought was how T-Mobile was 15 years ago - Deploy the fastest speeds through the most populated urban areas, leave the slower networks in the rural areas and not expand coverage due to the high cost, even though they had national spectrum to do so, they opted not to. Over time T-Mobile sold off some of the unused spectrum, made money off it, and then bought some low band which helped them.
Sprint, like T-Mobile did, has a lot of spectrum in a band that is not great for rural use, the cost to expand coverage rather than continue to overlay for the main bulk of their customers, is astronomically high, in fact, it would be the most expensive network ever built, worldwide if they even attempted to cover and match any other networks cove...
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