OK just a quick comprehension check (for me):
Wimax has been dropped and all Wimax towers will
soon be converted to LTE. Is this correct?
Sprint currently uses the 1900 MHz freq for LTE, and the One uses that. Can anybody comment as to how much progress the rollout of 1900 LTE has made?
Sprint is just starting to roll out 800 LTE, which offers better signal strength and building penetration. However, the One will not be able to use this band, ever, because of the hardware. Widespread 800 LTE coverage isn't expected until most of our contracts are up, so this shouldn't matter. Is this correct?
I've heard of Sprint's upcoming "tri-band" devices. These are supposed to use 800, 1900 and 2500 MHz frequencies for LTE. Does that mean our phones will be significantly outdated by the end of this year?
Please excuse my ignorance.
That statement about Wimax not being 4G is very inaccurate. Both Wimax and LTE are 4G but only meet 4G requirements in their second forms, (Wimax 2 (802.16m) and LTE Advanced). To me Wimax honestly had potential but the crappy frequency they chose to deploy it in established an early death. The 2.5 band is the reason 4G was always looking for signal causing extreme battery loss. If I'm not mistaken I think Wimax 2 can actually be a bit faster than LTE Advanced, at least that's what I remember reading back then..
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WiMAX was never ment for mobile phones... Mobile Wimax Release 2 (802.16m) was... but it wasn't ratified until 2011...
- Got that this week while traveling 70 mph on the Florida Turnpike.