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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 Iknownothing   Jun 5, 2010, 1:35 AM

Re: Sure, you *could* skew the numbers. We didn't.

by Rich Brome (Moderator)    Jun 5, 2010, 10:49 AM

Iknownothing said:
Begging your pardon but,
1. When making this comparison network technology and network penetration should be two separate and distinct values. Conflating them, as you did, certainly does skew the numbers.

I disagree. The goal wasn't to test what the technologies are capable of in some theoretical world. The goal was to test these technologies in the real world, in places people might actually need to use them.

2. Comparing an area where one network has advanced experimental coverage directly to an area where the other network has poor coverage without including an opposite representation simply because you would have had to travel outside the city limits to find it is just silly. And yes misleading.

Part-way through testing, we asked both companies where we should go to get the best possible service. It turned out that several of our previously-chosen test locations were already in those spots. So there are places in locations A-E that Sprint told us we should get "ideal" WiMAX service, just as with T-Mobile and location F.

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