Groups Want Local Hearings Regarding AT&T/T-Mobile
Top message: Much ado about nothing. by PhonemanJ
Replying to: Re: Much ado about nothing. by GeeksAreBest
Re: Much ado about nothing.
My point is the same as yours.. Sprint needs Tmobile, whether it is for their customer base or for their spectrum. I see that you know very little about networks actually. It's true most of ATT is GSM, but actually they are rolling out LTE which is not GSM. It is in fact a completely different technology. When I say "cluster f*ck", I'm referring to the way ATT uses chunks of spectrum disproportionately in different markets. The problem they face right now is because their voice and data channel are one and the same, their network capacity in dense cities is becoming cr*p. They use different band for uplink and downlink. They are responsible for their own network problems. They have the right amount of spectrum, they need to allocate it better.
Indeed Sprint has 3 different technologies but they have a cleaner approach to voice, data and the bands of spectrum they use.
Sprint will likely move to LTE. We don't know that yet.
All ATT wants is more spectrum for their messy network to increase capacity in cities... I hate when they claim they want to help "rural" America. Just because ATT and Tmobile share GSM will not make the transition smooth. They actually use different frequencies. ATT has stated that they will dismantle Tmobile HSPA+ in the 1700MHZ and use it for LTE.