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morbo
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reply to IPPlanMan

Re: Numbers game...

said by IPPlanMan:

The wait for LTE on an iPhone 5

LTE networks have been out for more than 2 years while the iPhone 3Gs was still being produced. I think the faithful have proven they can and will wait it out for next generation LTE network.


AVD
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If it wasn't for iPhone, Sprint would have kept its "4G" as wimax.



IPPlanMan
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reply to morbo

The device itself is no longer the limiting factor... It's geography, permits, money and NIMBY's... (Not in my backyarders...)



morbo
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NIMBY is an issue with new towers. Not so much with replacing existing tower equipment. Am I missing something?



toby
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reply to AVD

said by AVD:

If it wasn't for iPhone, Sprint would have kept its "4G" as wimax.

Huh?

Clearwire owns the Wimax towers and infrastructure, Sprint leased space from them.

Sprint is implementing their own LTE infrastructure on 99% of their existing towers.

Wimax is a very capable platform, it was never installed very widely.

iansltx

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reply to AVD

I echo toby's "huh?"

Sprint has been working on its own LTE network (as opposed to Clearwire's higher-frequency, footprint-limited WiMAX network) since well before the iPhone 5 was launched. Heck, the iPhone is one of the poorer devices, feature-wise, on Sprint that does LTE. The big example being its inability to do voice and any kind of data at the same time, though every other LTE phone on Sprint can at least do voice and LTE at the same time, and many can do voice and 3G.