4G Networks Tested: WiMAX vs. HSPA+
The big 4
But I think it fail to note whats the possibilities of 4G...
If I'm not mistaken 4G is cheaper to build upon to make faster, so for every X amount of money you put in to infrastructure with 4G, you will get X amount increase in speed. The 4G is cheaper to build upon to make faster then 3G or something like that.
But also how come Phone Scoop didn't have AT&T on there?
at&t doesn't have an hspa+ network yet, they are only planning to have a 14.4mpbs network compared to t-mobile's 21mpbs, and at&t is not claiming '4G speeds' like t-mobile.
Correct. That's why AT&T isn't included. Verizon isn't included because they haven't launched LTE yet.
Sprint is the second fastest and is the second cheapest...
Wow what a way to look at it, lol...
Looks like saving money is the way to go...
So is Sprint actually going to use more spectrum in Philly, since you said the wimax network there is all maxed out to it's capacity?
3G started out with technology like WCDMA that only achieved 384 kbps, then it evolved through various upgrades that have brought it all the way up to HSPA+ with 21 Mbps (21,000 kbps). Now there's not much further they can take it without starting over from scratch.
4G is just that: starting over from scratch with a new foundation. What we're seeing now is just version 1 of 4G technology. Yes, there will be future upgrades that boost 4G to higher speeds. They're already in the works.
However, we didn't talk about that in the article because it's probably a couple of years away. Sprint has a long way...
You guys should have done Houston. I know where I live my speeds are extremely fast, I'll try and go to one of the websites to test my speed and see what I'm running. But when 4G first came to Houston it was half assed but now its super fast.
As far as I'm concerned, 3G never did live up to it's *full* potential.
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