So what? Meh. Like the Bard said, "A rose by any other name....". I hardly think Sprint, Verizon and T-Mo will care to pull all their promo materials just to follow the declarations of some commission or other. Besides, is "4G-like" to be misconstrued as true 4G? I think not. Not to mentioon that in due course, they will all eventuallly get there through one tech advance or another.
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said by xenophon: And you base this on what exactly?
WiMAX/LTE may not meet the technical definition but they are on the 4G roadmap while HSPA+ is not. WiMAX/LTE may not be superhigh speed to a single user but the infrastructure allows for handling many more users at once at a higher performance level than 3.xG.
Hspa+ calls for a high speed all ip backend. Identical to LTE. The spectral efficiency is nearly identical. It's actually MORE efficient than wimax. Oh, and it's on the 4g roadmap for every single gsm operator. Even Verizon includes hspa+ in what it considers the "4g competition".
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4g designation affects equipment manufacturers ITU doesn't have control over Sprint/Verizon, especially since they don't use world standard protocols.
But ITU controls the standards.
So if Nokia doesn't have a true 4G product, they will not be able to put "4G" on the box. And it won't be marketing its network systems as "4G".
So when networks buy the equipment from the likes of Ericsson, Nokia and others, they will know that they are not buying 4g compliant network gear.
So, if T-Mobile doesn't have 4g deployed, but Verizon advertioses that does, T-Mobile can sue Verizon and tell the court that the equipment used by Verizon is not certified as 4G by the ITU and this should not allow Verizon to claim 4G in its advertising.
If all networks brag about being 4g, then none will sue each other because a win would mean they too would have to stop advertisig 4g. But if one network doesn't claim 4g, then it stands to gain by suing those who claim 4g.
Re: 4G fee
said by Flummoxed: Nope because to them it's an "Advanced Data" fee
So does that mean Sprint has to drop their $10 4G fee?
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