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So what is it T-mobile? Are you now claiming that HSPA+ is not sufficient to call it 4G? Are you going to call LTE 5G?
I'm very curious on your direction here.
Then in two years whe...
they're so funny
...This is going to get a bit confusing. T-mobile claims they have 4G, yet they want to transition to a 4G technology in 2013.
So what is it T-mobile? Are you now claiming that HSPA+ is not sufficient to call it 4
It doesn't matter anymore who is right or wrong. The ITU changed their mind in December 2010 and certified HSPA+ as "4G", too.
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