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"The Verizon executive also touched on the company's 700 MHz A Block spectrum, which it has not yet sold after putting it on the block in 2012. "If a transaction makes sense, then we'll execute the transaction," he said. "If it doesn't, then we'll deploy it."

 

Idk much about the 700 MHz spectrum let a lone the A block spectrum but I do know sprint has stated they wanted more lower frequency spectrum. Do you think it will be smart for sprint to obtain some of it?

 

Or will it better if sprint waits for the 600mhz auction?

 

 

Read more http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/verizons-shammo-lte-capacity-issues-will-be-worked-out-year-end/2013-11-12

 

 

Random: Didn't sprint and cspire sign a roaming agreement for the 700 MHz spectrum

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"The Verizon executive also touched on the company's 700 MHz A Block spectrum, which it has not yet sold after putting it on the block in 2012. "If a transaction makes sense, then we'll execute the transaction," he said. "If it doesn't, then we'll deploy it."

 

Idk much about the 700 MHz spectrum let a lone the A block spectrum but I do know sprint has stated they wanted more lower frequency spectrum. Do you think it will be smart for sprint to obtain some of it?

 

Or will it better if sprint waits for the 600mhz auction?

 

 

Read more http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/verizons-shammo-lte-capacity-issues-will-be-worked-out-year-end/2013-11-12

 

 

Random: Didn't sprint and cspire sign a roaming agreement for the 700 MHz spectrum

 

Verizon doesn't hold anywhere near nationwide licenses of 700 MHz A block.  Verizon does have some nice 700 MHz A block licenses in some big markets but the cost to add this LTE band to its phones are not worth it.

 

I would much rather have Sprint keep their spectrum profile the way it is going into the 600 MHz auction.  Since all 4 of the major carriers plan to participate in the 600 MHz auction and the intention is to have 1 single LTE band for all the frequencies in the 600 MHz band, the cost for antennas, filters, etc will be chaper due to huge economies of scale.  Sprint has enough stuff on their plate and doesn't need this spectrum.  I would much rather have Sprint purchase nationwide licenses of the PCS H block in Jan 2014.

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Verizon doesn't hold anywhere near nationwide licenses of 700 MHz A block. Verizon does have some nice 700 MHz A block licenses in some big markets but the cost to add this LTE band to its phones are not worth it.

 

I would much rather have Sprint keep their spectrum profile the way it is going into the 600 MHz auction. Since all 4 of the major carriers plan to participate in the 600 MHz auction and the intention is to have 1 single LTE band for all the frequencies in the 600 MHz band, the cost for antennas, filters, etc will be chaper due to huge economies of scale. Sprint has enough stuff on their plate and doesn't need this spectrum. I would much rather have Sprint purchase nationwide licenses of the PCS H block in Jan 2014.

Well said. I remember when sprint submitted their application for the 600 MHz auction they wanted to use TD LTE for their rollout is this still true?

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Well said. I remember when sprint submitted their application for the 600 MHz auction they wanted to use TD LTE for their rollout is this still true?

 

I hope TD-LTE is not used for 600 MHz.  I want the 600 MHz band to be FDD LTE.  I know that Tmobile, ATT, Verizon and other carriers would complain if the 600 MHz spectrum was configured in TD-LTE blocks.

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I hope TD-LTE is not used for 600 MHz. I want the 600 MHz band to be FDD LTE. I know that Tmobile, ATT, Verizon and other carriers would complain if the 600 MHz spectrum was configured in TD-LTE blocks.

Why not? What does fdd LTE have over TD LTE? I'm learning lol

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Why not? What does fdd LTE have over TD LTE? I'm learning lol

FDD LTE has better coverage overall and the version of LTE that is more widely deployed worldwide.  Not sure about this but I think FDD LTE would be more ideal for VoLTE than TD-LTE since you have symmetrical downlink and uplink frequency.  Sprint has to think of the future where they will need more low band spectrum for deployment for voice.  I hear that maybe some asian cell phone providers are testing with VoLTE calls over TD-LTE but I don't know the details.

 

I just know that Verizon, Tmobile and ATT would much rather have the 600 MHz blocks conducive for FDD LTE deployment rather than TD LTE and would complain if it wasn't.

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"The Verizon executive also touched on the company's 700 MHz A Block spectrum, which it has not yet sold after putting it on the block in 2012. "If a transaction makes sense, then we'll execute the transaction," he said. "If it doesn't, then we'll deploy it."

 

Idk much about the 700 MHz spectrum let a lone the A block spectrum but I do know sprint has stated they wanted more lower frequency spectrum. Do you think it will be smart for sprint to obtain some of it?

 

Or will it better if sprint waits for the 600mhz auction?

 

 

Read more http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/verizons-shammo-lte-capacity-issues-will-be-worked-out-year-end/2013-11-12

 

 

Random: Didn't sprint and cspire sign a roaming agreement for the 700 MHz spectrum

C Spire is using Sprint LTE where needed but it is not the other way around. My device would scan but not authenticate to C Spire LTE.

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http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/12/5097454/verizons-wireless-network-is-straining-under-demand-in-big-cities

 

Sure enough, these idiots on the Verge comments section turn it from Verizon bashing to Sprint bashing. :rolleyes:

Lol it's cool because those same people will end up becoming sprint customers in a couple years

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Now that we have 40-60 Mbps speeds being performed on the Sprint network in the field, I also see a potential shift in the customer base in the near future. It would be nice to see VoLTE soon with the possible addition of the 600 MHz spectrum. A quad-band LTE phone with simultaneous voice and data sounds like a nice upgrade from my current tri-band G2.

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Now that we have 40-60 Mbps speeds being performed on the Sprint network in the field, I also see a potential shift in the customer base in the near future. It would be nice to see VoLTE soon with the possible addition of the 600 MHz spectrum. A quad-band LTE phone with simultaneous voice and data sounds like a nice upgrade from my current tri-band G2.

 

Most people could care less about whether they have 40 megabits or 5, it's not going to have a "shift" of customers due to it.  The masses just care if their facebook pulls up and they can watch their cat videos on youtube.

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Most people could care less about whether they have 40 megabits or 5, it's not going to have a "shift" of customers due to it.  The masses just care if their facebook pulls up and they can watch their cat videos on youtube.

I'm sure there are plenty of customers out there who are closer to Ricky Bobby and just wanna go fast..

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Most people could care less about whether they have 40 megabits or 5, it's not going to have a "shift" of customers due to it.  The masses just care if their facebook pulls up and they can watch their cat videos on youtube.

 

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Most people could care less about whether they have 40 megabits or 5, it's not going to have a "shift" of customers due to it.  The masses just care if their facebook pulls up and they can watch their cat videos on youtube.

 

I'm sure there are plenty of customers out there who are closer to Ricky Bobby and just wanna go fast..

 

Cat videos and ePenis comparisons may consume 90% of all bandwidth use....

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One thing I do appreciate is Verizon's honesty on this issue. Sprint should get used to making press releases like these and should have for its latest triband phone issue. The key is to never underestimate your customers and not say something because you don't believe they will understand it.

 

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I'm glad Verizon finally fessed up (sort of) to the bottlenecking I have observed in parts of their LTE network the past year. I have experienced more less than 1Mbps speed tests than greater than 20Mbps.

 

However, they make it sound like it's a few sites in just the largest cities in America. But it's in every state I have used VZW LTE service. Sometimes in small cities. In fact, the worst VZW LTE site I have ever encountered was in Farmington, New Mexico. Here in South Dakota, about 1/3 of the sites bog down below VZW's posted LTE speeds. And two will drop to 1Mbps or less. So this is not just a big city problem.

 

Verizon needs a denser LTE 750 network, and they need Band 4 LTE deployed nationwide. Not just the big cities. If they want to maintain their 70 share in places like Rapid City, they will need to overlay it all.

 

It sounds like VZW is on the case. However, I noticed these strains on their network over a year ago. And it has steadily degraded since even then.

 

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http://daringfireball.net/linked/2013/11/13/verizon-citiesJohn Gruber: "Verizon LTE has gone to s*** in Midtown Manhattan." More anecdotal evidence, but lots of people responding to him on Twitter back him up on it.

You don't have to tell me twice! My mom on Verizon can't use her iPhone in Midtown while I get more reliabke service than her on 3G and 4G.

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