Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sprint CEO promises 150-180Mbps from LTE upgrades

Recently Sprint CEO DAN Hesse has decided to set their LTE network apart from Verizon and AT&T. In Chicago they’ve already combined their 800/1900 and 2.5Ghz bands to help give more capacity and speed to users. The real world speeds on these devices claim around 50-60Mbps throughput and Sprint could eventually use 60Mhz of the 2.5Ghz channel to further increase speed. If they applied carrier aggregation and implemented the full 120Mhz of their 2.5Ghz spectrum real world speeds could average 150-180Mbps. This push by Sprint is likely caused by Verizon and AT&T who have recently started using larger 20x20 LTE channels to compensate for increased user load giving customers faster average speeds.

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