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Service restoration following Sandy

by cellphonesaretools    Nov 4, 2012, 6:48 PM

Funny, but four days ago (Oct 31), Verizon Wireless was reporting that 94% of its wireless sites were still operating, today (Nov 04), VZ claims a full 96% of their wireless sites are operaional. Yet Sprint is reporting they are only 80% operational in the same area (NYC).

Can anyone explain how it is that Sprint's wireless operations fared so badly in NYC compared to the competition in the wake of tropical storm Sandy? Sprint keeps touting how great their state-of-the-art equipment is, how it is smaller and more flexible and uses so much less power than the competition's older equipment, as a result of the "Network Vision" thing, yet Sprint's wireless network did by far the worst in the NYC area, and is still the farthest behind in restoring wireless services there. What happened?

various sources:

VZ at 94% on Oct 31:
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/hurricane-sandy- ... »

VZ at 97% on Nov 02:
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-02/verizon- ... »
and
http://www.valuewalk.com/2012/11/verizon-expects-hug ... »

Sprint at 75-80% on Nov 02:
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-11-02/verizon- ... »

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