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6 responses to “AT&T to Depend on HSPA Until 2013, Expects LTE to Be Available in 2014”

  1. Don Louie

    This makes since for them because there 3g is already faster than CDMA 3g, the question becomes what is vzw going to do

  2. Christopher Price

    Keep in mind however that AT&T’s 3G is slower overall in many locations, due to the network being overloaded at the local-loop level. Putting it simply, AT&T is not supplying enough bandwidth to many of their towers. This has resulted in multiple class-action lawsuits.

    I suspect AT&T doesn’t have the national bandwidth to deploy LTE, and has not been planning on the level that Sprint has with XOHM, for the necessary rollout of the bandwidth. We noted Sprint’s partnerships with companies like Google, in order to obtain the necessary dark fiber, which will be needed to string together WiMAX and LTE deployments nationally.

    In short, yes, you are correct… but that simply means that AT&T is having to fix their own problems for much longer than anyone initially expected.

  3. Don Louie

    I saw somewhere that att’s HSPA was getting faster download/upload times than CDMA’s DOrA in the U.S. I ask mostly because there have been no announcements about what vzw is doing with thier LTE plans

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