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"Verizon, Ericsson, and Qualcomm recently announced plans to test spectrum-sharing technology in the 3.5 GHz band. The band is used for military radar systems, but the FCC believes the band can be shared with commercial uses in some situations. This new Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band is being considered for various licensed and unlicensed shared uses by the FCC. Verizon wants to use the band to add download capacity to its LTE network in high-demand areas like stadiums, college campuses, or airports. The band is currently 3550-3650 MHz, although the FCC is also considering stretching it to 3700 MHz."

 

http://publicpolicy.verizon.com/blog/entry/spectrum-sharing-in-the-3.5-ghz-band

 

 

http://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/story/verizon-qualcomm-and-ericsson-partner-field-trials-35-ghz-spectrum-sharing/2014-07-13?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Editor&utm_campaign=SocialMedia

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And people think the 2.5 spectrum is expensive and difficult to deploy because of poor propagation. This would be even worse.

 

People who have poor understanding of physics and engineering think this way.  Yet, they still comment outside their expertise -- mainly because they want to disparage Sprint.  But they will come around, will start singing the praises of 3.5 GHz once their favored VZW and/or T-Mobile are testing it.

 

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I think sprint will use this band as well. I believe Softbank uses 3.5 in Japan. Also 2.5 performs well I was able to pick it up in a parking garage and received great speeds. IM curious to see what the performance will be once 8t8r are being used on network vision towers.

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People who have poor understanding of physics and engineering think this way.  Yet, they still comment outside their expertise -- mainly because they want to disparage Sprint.  But they will come around, will start singing the praises of 3.5 GHz once their favored VZW and/or T-Mobile are testing it.

 

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I know that it is entirely possible to make a great network setup over 2.5ghz. Sprint has proven such. Clear just made such a poor example of it. Reading that white paper on the issue, the propagation decrease to 3.5ghz wasn't as much as I initially thought (I am an engineer, I took an educated guess). It just won't be cheap to deploy it, especially for a company that has tower spacing based on low bandwidth networks (ahem, VZW). That's probably why they're only looking at it for hotspot type capabilities.

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so my question i suppose (not being a real technical person in this subject) is will this result in faster up/down speeds or just better penetration into areas where current signal doesnt reach so well.

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so my question i suppose (not being a real technical person in this subject) is will this result in faster up/down speeds or just better penetration into areas where current signal doesnt reach so well.

It will not provide more distance wise compared to the Other bands in use. Speeds are determined by how much spectrum you throw at it. This spectrum is great for TDD-LTE and would be in 20MHZ chunks. It is appealing because greater site density means in turn less people per site, in a way enhancing speeds. Speeds would be just the same as b41. I say let Verizon spend tons of money on this, creating huge site densities, and let Sprint worry about b41. 

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I know that it is entirely possible to make a great network setup over 2.5ghz. Sprint has proven such. Clear just made such a poor example of it. Reading that white paper on the issue, the propagation decrease to 3.5ghz wasn't as much as I initially thought (I am an engineer, I took an educated guess). It just won't be cheap to deploy it, especially for a company that has tower spacing based on low bandwidth networks (ahem, VZW). That's probably why they're only looking at it for hotspot type capabilities.

 

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