Sprint LTE Launch Gets Closer
Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio Users to Get Alerts
A post over at the Inside Sprint Now
blog notes that customers should start getting text messages this week alerting them to upcoming Sprint LTE launches in several markets. As we'd already heard, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio will be the first Sprint LTE markets to go live. Since Sprint started selling LTE devices before the network launch, users in several of those markets have already noted that the networks appear to already be live -- just not fully commercially available yet. While we had originally heard mid-May for full launch, users in these markets are slated to get a text message this week alerting them to upcoming launches -- which at this point suggest a "mid-summer" launch (July?).
Re: I'd be happy if Sprint could deliver 3G in my area i thought the lte was on a lower band which should penetrate buildings better. maybe someone else could chime in with more scientific facts.
Re: I'd be happy if Sprint could deliver 3G in my area When they shut down iDEN they will launch LTE on those bands which is in the 800 MHz freq. These bands are in 1900 MHz I think.
And I can say I am in Dallas (Arlington to be exact) for work and I have yet to see any sign of LTE.
Re: I'd be happy if Sprint could deliver 3G in my area Sprint's strategy is here (second half of document)...
LTE is first on 1900Mhz, which will get better penetration than WiMAX at 2500. Where ever there is a voice signal, there will be LTE. And then they'll rollout LTE/voice at 800Mhz after shutting down iDen in 2013, which will broaden coverage. They show a good example of expanded coverage expected in middle of doc, which is significant.
10-40Mbps, many getting under 60ms ping - unlimited Several posts here on speedtests..
It's interesting how a high % of users are getting under 60ms latency, many under 50ms. A good chunk of ATT/VZW LTE tests are over 60ms. I wonder if this is due to a bit more interference at 700Mhz band.
Re: 10-40Mbps, many getting under 60ms ping - unlimited Actually, it's probably routing and network loading. I've seen 22ms on T-Mobile HSPA+, though tbh that was on AWS.
| I would say its more the routing and network than anything. Here is a traceroute on AT&T's LTE network. I've gotten lower latency on my iPhone 4 tethering but as I can't tether with the iPad, this is the best I can do for now.|
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