A Visual Guide to 700 MHz
Question about the maps
Is there any such diagram detailing the carriers current licenses for other bands like Cellular and PCS?
If you compare that to Verizon's new 700 MHz licenses, it's roughly on par.
T-Mobile is already well into building their 3G network in the AWS band. It's already built in a few cities, where it will be launching very soon.
LTE equipment isn't close to being available yet, so T-Mobile's network in the AWS band is not LTE. I think it's too soon to even say what kind of upgrade options they will have available to them.
T-Mobile's network is WCDMA. It might be HSDPA as well, but if it is, don't expect much from that. T-Mobile is building its 3G network in the AWS mostly just to add voice capacity. Knowing their strategy, I wo...
They are dodging questions about HSDPA, though, which is weird. There's no reason not to install HSDPA network equipment these days, and once you have that, there's no reason not to offer HSDPA in your high-end devices. Something like the Wing is a perfect example. Yet every time I ask if they will offer HSDPA, they're unwilling to say "yes", which I find odd. There's a huge speed difference. WCDMA alone (without HSDPA) isn't much faster than EDGE.
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