Re: Softbank not likely to speed up LTE rollout
said by Jim_in_VA:Up to 28mbps but typically 6-12... unlimited. The improved ping time is a bigger factor with most smartphone apps. Apps don't really need more than a few Mbps, it's the ping time that matters.
what speeds are you seeing?
Re: 9 whole cities huh? And because Sprint is doing an entire network refresh, forklift upgrade of entire site. Equipment lead times are longer. Verizon is adding LTE to existing infrastructure.
Re: Weird rollouts
said by Jim_in_VA:Yeah they need to quit telling everyone how fucking awesome they are when they don't even serve most of the country.
you have some kind of gripe with Sprint ..BF?
·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon Online DSL
| There's another way to redline: go where others haven't yet. US Cellular is doing this with their LTE.|
In the case of Sprint, Waco in particular was Ericsson's demo market for LTE. Each vendor (Alcatel-Lucent, Samsung, Ericsson) had one, though I forget where AlcaLu's was (Samsung's was Kanakee, near Chicago).
Also, it's easier to complete a market that has ten towers (many small cities that Sprint serves, population 50k or less) than it is to complete a market with 1000 towers (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.). Particularly when your LTE network doesn't cover more area per tower (at the expense of overcrowding later) like Verizon's does.