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Re: A Bit of a Win / loose situation in my opinion...
Pretty sure most AWS handsets are not 1700/2100-only, but also support at least one of the major bands used worldwide (1900-PCS) for 3/3.5G services. Also, I would imagine T-mobile will keep at least a single 5x5 channel of paired 2100/1700 spectrum running the HSPA/HSPA+ services in all but the most desperately spectrum-strapped markets, since it's not quite as urgent for them to upgrade to LTE in markets with DC-HSPA+ (the speeds might be noticeably different for large transfers, but latencies are actually quite similar, and speeds more than adequate for mid-size downloads and media streaming.)
EDIT: Also, IIRC, isn't T-mobile testing spectrum sharing with gov't services on the AWS band? If that's the case, there might be some more spectrum coming their way, making the urgency of moving ALL 3.5G to PCS a bit lower...
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A few things:
1. They're not moving their 3g off of AWS for a long, long while.
2. All Samsung handsets support HSPA(+) on the PCS band in addition to the AWS band and the IMT band, and most HTC handsets sold in the past 2 years as well. All devices should be able to swap between PCS or AWS depending on which provides better service where they are. Of course, iPhones and the like will only get PCS service.
They're basically reducing their GSM spectrum to a minimum, and using that spectrum for PCS-3g. Excess AWS spectrum is where LTE will be launched. In some markets (like my own) we may not see LTE until PCS 3g can handle the load, because we only have ~10mhz available.
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