Yeah with the optional expansion market it just makes me think that Shentel was/is looking into acquiring AW.
But I think AW would be screwed, especially now, if Shentel natively expanded into that area. It makes me wonder if this optional area could still be on the table post-merger. I know TMobile started their expansion there but it has been exceptionally slow, omega cheap, and barely even any lowband when they own 700A there. It doesn't make any sense what so ever. It's almost like those who designed these sites and allocated the $$ don't know what KY terrain looks like.
Rakuten was the pioneer in cloudified RAN or C-RAN.They are selling their expertise in putting together their network. I can see even the RRH's converted into software run on general-purpose hardware and just the antennas being at the site. Of course you need dependable and inexpensive fronthaul for all this to work. Rakuten could find that in Japan but is the US fiber situation similar?
No it’s not required. My 24 month contract was almost up so paid off the two months I had left and had it unlocked just to do some testing on a few other carriers with the esim. Atm my esim has T-Mobile Prepaid. And getting about the same download speeds of between 100-130 mbps on both Sprint and T-Mobile. Uploads are usually around 5mbps on Sprint and about 9-12 on the prepaid T-Mobile line.
Sprint LTE Speed Test
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