Saint Louis, MO
reply to Jim_in_VA
Re: Clearwire is a
said by Jim_in_VA:In 2 years, that's not going to matter. As soon as VoLTE is production-ready, T-Mobile's GSM network would get shuttered. 3 years ago, the whole CDMA vs GSM talking point had sway. Nowadays? Notsomuch. It's played out, and it's no longer an obstacle. The industry has changed, and it's consolidating onto HSPA+ and LTE.
yes it does, however GSM and CDMA are not compatible
If Sprint bought T-Mobile, they could keep their CDMA network for their prepaid/industry mobile network, use HSPA+ for their workhorse (by adding Sprint/Clear AWS spectrum), and use LTE for the future.
But of course, this is all moot, since Sprint doesn't have nearly the available cash and options as incentive to entice Deutsche Telekom.
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