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Canada's Bell, Telus Choose LTE

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Oct 10, 2008, 9:59 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Both Bell and Telus have picked long term evolution (LTE) for their next-generation wireless networks. Both companies, which currently operate CDMA-based networks, also said that they will not wait for the arrival of LTE technology before beginning their network transitions. They will each roll out HSPA while concurrently operating their CDMA networks. The firms plan to have their HSPA / LTE networks fully operation by 2010. This major shift in network strategy will allow the two Canadian network operators to continue their existing roaming agreements. Nokia Siemens Networks and Huawei are providing the networking equipment.

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Oct 10, 2008, 11:04 AM

I know this mentions Canada, but

They are just north of us, this now marks 3 carriers including Verizon in North America that will beat AT&T to LTE with a 2010 launch. With AT&T showing no ambition at all to launch LTE before 2012 I'm starting to wonder if AT&T is going to be to LTE what T-Mobild was to 3G, last.
They might change their mind. Besides, those carriers will not have full LTE coverage in their countries by 2010, just trials.

Sure, ATT says they don't need it, but we'll see.

Oct 10, 2008, 11:07 AM

Another nail in the coffin of Sprint's Wimax fantasy

What is Sprint going to do? Make Wimax phones that also run on LTE? Their whole strategy, and company, is doomed.
While WiMAX looks like a phone technology, what if they use it as a mobile broadband service to computers? Think of it like competition to Cable, DSL, and Dialup.

Remember, all the 4G technologies are IP-based. So in essence, you would be making a ...
Sometimes the nail can be a useful tool as in nailing a lead to the technology. LTE may glitter more than Wimax on paper. But several things are worth mentioning:

1). As mentioned, Sprint is deploying this type of technology ahead of everyone else....

Oct 10, 2008, 12:52 PM

Apple Iphone

So does this mean I can get a Apple Iphone and use it on Bell? I love the Iphone but HATE Rogers, screwed to many years as an ex-rogers customer!
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