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Sprint Details Shift To LTE 183

New submitter jmeboi writes "Engadget reports that Sprint has announced a rollover from WiMAX to LTE for its 4G needs. The company is 'converting its 1900MHz holdings and LightSquared's 1600MHz spectrum ("pending FCC approval") to LTE,' and also re-purposing the section of 800MHz spectrum that was set aside for the defunct iDEN push-to-talk network. 'The company plans for a rapid deployment of this new 4G, with the first LTE markets and handsets to hit in mid-2012 with the full rollout mostly completed by 2013. Current subscribers signed up for WiMAX plans won't have to worry, as their devices will continue to be supported throughout 2012.'"
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Sprint Details Shift To LTE

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  • Re:uhh... (Score:2, Informative)

    by darkmeridian ( 119044 ) <(moc.liamg) (ta) (gnauhc.mailliw)> on Friday October 07, 2011 @12:31PM (#37640322) Homepage

    Taxpayers don't buy cellphones for blacks, you moron. And don't forget that up until fifty year ago, we were siccing dogs on protesters fighting for civil rights. Seventy years ago, we were just stringing up blacks from trees. And don't forget that today, we have morons like you.

  • Re:uhh... (Score:4, Informative)

    by ahow628 ( 1290052 ) on Friday October 07, 2011 @12:40PM (#37640442) Homepage
    The submitter is wrong. They said they would sell Wimax devices through 2012. They will mostly likely support Wimax for far long than that.
  • Re:uhh... (Score:4, Informative)

    by Bengie ( 1121981 ) on Friday October 07, 2011 @01:27PM (#37641158)

    lawl.. GSM better than CMDA...

    CDMA uses 1/3 to 1/10th the power of GSM, all the while having better range, more resilient to interference, signal bouncing can actually improve signal strength, tower hand-off rarely results in dropped calls, and supports more customers per tower by several factors. oh, and they're easier to setup because they all use the same frequency, so you don't have to check with any other tower operators.

    I guess GSM is cheaper to implement.. so it's clearly better.

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