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Sprint's First LTE-Ready Cluster Built in Kankakee

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Dec 29, 2011, 9:03 PM

Sprint should have went with LTE in the first place

BigRed75 said:

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...
..that way, they too could be experiencing major LTE network outages like Verizon.
They mad a business decision to get a head start on the competition. Unfortunately, Clear didn't have the money to roll out quickly enough and Verizon lapped them. Then Clear just stopped altogether.

The problem was more to do the execution than ...

Dec 29, 2011, 5:21 PM

Kankakee, really?!

First off, this is a location that nobody knows about or cares about. Bad starter spot

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
Im assuming this is just their test market. And they didnt want to do it in a super huge city. Gives them a chance to test it out before a full deployment happens
I think the people of Kankakee would care & it's not as small as you think. Just short of 30,000 people & about 60 miles south of Chicago proper, which the last time I checked IS a MAJOR market. And since the Chicagoland area is made up of more than j...

Dec 30, 2011, 2:05 PM

millions would be affected!!!!

why not do it anywhere in the world? cause the thousands of lte phones sprint has sold wouldnt work correctly. oh thats right. they have zero public lte phones. what exactly do you think there testing it with.
Because they dont have lte testing devices or diagnostics to run on the tower to make sure its operating properly.....
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