T-Mobile USA Calls WiMax 'Niche,' Prefers LTE
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Top message: Ummm.....Not So Fast Mr. Ray. by Slammer
Replying to: Re: what? by Black_Beard
Maybe in a lab HSPA+++ or whatever it's called can reach those amazing speeds, but how much in the real world with all type of obstacles and structures in the way? And also what applications do you need 42mbps to run properly?. And with data caps becoming more and more a reality for every carrier you'll just max out your caps just alot faster. I currently average 5-7Mbps with sprint wimax on my evo, and sometimes 9-11mbps if I'm less than 5 blocks from a tower which is more than enough bandwidth for any app to work just fine. I still can't even see within the next 3 years why a person would need a 42mbps connection with their cellphone. The majority of smartphone users just check e-mail and browse the web and download some apps here and there which all work perfectly over a 3g 1-2mbps connection.
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