|reply to bbeesley |
Re: not surprising
I would have to disagree. There are existing easements in which providers can easily upgrade service to the home. Wireless coverage will improve, but what is the greatest hurdle in expanding wireless service? It isn't the shortage of spectrum, but it is the "not in my back yard" attitude regarding the construction of new cell sites. You cannot add a significant number of new wireless devices without decreasing the cell footprint and increasing cell sites. You can add all of the spectrum that you want, but higher cell density would be the only way that this can be successful.
said by sides14:
You cannot add a significant number of new wireless devices without decreasing the cell footprint and increasing cell sites.
This is being addressed by the increased use of micro, pico and femto-cells
we will continue to see more small cell deployments as a mechanism to fill in the gaps
Correct, but they they still need backhaul. Even if it is a femto, it still requires residential broadband to support. How many customers are going to want to use their broadband connection with enforced caps when the usage still goes against the subscribers allowable wireless usage. Not many.