Sprint's First LTE-Ready Cluster Built in Kankakee
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AT&T Says '5G Evolution' to Reach 20 Markets This Year
Apr 25, 2017
AT&T said customers who own the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will have access to enhanced wireless service in Austin starting today. Austin serves as the first market for what AT&T is calling "5G Evolution" service, an effort to modernize and improve its network ahead of the official adoption of the 5G specification by international standards bodies.
Sprint should have went with LTE in the first place
WiMAX was commercially ready when Sprint was required by FCC agreement to start utilizing its BRS 2500-2600 MHz spectrum. LTE was not. So, LTE was not an option. This is well documented hist...
The problem was more to do the execution than ...
Also, if they're implanting their own LTE tech into the multimode towers, why are they then pairing with Clearwire and the other one (the one with the GPS problems) for their LTE?
And finally....FINALLY they put out the multimode towers. They've been saying "they're coming" for the past year now. They need to push these faster to get better coverage to appease the whinny customer.s
millions would be affected!!!!