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Sprint Claims to Reach 300Mbps Downloads with Galaxy S7

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Mar 15, 2016, 12:45 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sprint today said it was able to achieve peak LTE speeds reaching 300Mbps on the downlink with the Samsung Galaxy S7. The phone, says Sprint, is among the first to support three-channel carrier aggregation, a feature in LTE-Advanced. In its lab, Sprint put together three 20 MHz channels in the 2.5 GHz band to push peak speeds in the S7 to 300Mbps. Sprint says the same setup can deliver 200Mbps in real-world situations. The carrier has already deployed two-channel carrier aggregation in its 2.5 GHz spectrum, delivering peak speeds of 100Mbps in more than 150 markets around the U.S. Sprint says it holds 160 MHz of 2.5 GHz spectrum in a large number of top U.S. markets, which should allow it to offer three-channel carrier aggregation as part of its LTE Plus Network upgrade. Sprint is working to trim costs across the board. It recently cut its headcount and is hoping to reduce the costs associated with leasing tower space. Sprint didn't say how it will deploy its LTE Plus upgrade while also saving costs.


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Mar 15, 2016, 9:43 PM

Trolldom at its Finest

If your Sprint and Phonescoop runs an article about how slow your network is compared to other wireless companies, the trolls come here and bash you for that. However, once you're faster than everyone else, those same, hypocritical idiots change the conversation to "quality versus speed." Well, if that's the case, Sprint's 3G network was recently rated better than everyone else's as well. Oh wait...3G is too slow to be considered in any serious network discussion.

Here's an idea: go and enjoy your network and STFU about everyone else's.
you must be on sprint, lol. enjoy rubbing two sticks together while everyone else is running around with a Zippo.

Mar 15, 2016, 2:45 PM

I wish.....

All of these companies would quit worrying about how fast you can download a movie and add more towers. I would much rather have a good 4G signal everywhere that provides at least 5 - 10 Mbs. Why in the H#($ does anyone need that much speed??? I know its good they have capacity, but we need more coverage!
defiantly agree with you. with out the coverage you dont have a good network.if sprint would realize that they dont need faster speeds and needs to focus on deploying more spectrum or going in an buying more spectrum. they might as well put there mone...
I want speed so I can watch things on my phone without constant buffering. Which is exactly why I don't have sprint.
I agree. Coverage is EVERYTHING! I like fast speeds but will take coverage any day over the fastest speed. Also capacity is the best plus a network can have.
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