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4G Networks Tested: WiMAX vs. HSPA+

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Top message:  Dumb conclusions by tbacba   Jun 4, 2010, 1:31 PM

Replying to:  Re: Sure, you *could* skew the numbers. We didn't. by Chippewas86   Jun 5, 2010, 9:54 AM

misleading... how?

by Rich Brome (Moderator)    Jun 5, 2010, 10:40 AM

I completely fail to understand how the conclusions are "false" or "misleading". Our conclusion wasn't "T-Mobile beats Sprint". Our conclusion was that they're both fast.

If you removed location F, WiMAX would come out a bit faster on the average, on download speed, but I would still reach the same conclusion that HSPA+ is roughly comparable in speed and T-Mobile's claim of "4G speeds" is valid. That was the main point of the article.

The upload and latency numbers were quite consistent. That wasn't an "outlier". I highly doubt that more testing in more locations would have changed the solid conclusion that HSPA+ is faster in those regards.

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