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T-Mobile calls WiMax "a niche play"

0. phoneArena posted on 01 Oct 2010, 23:05

T-Mobile Chief Network Officer Neville Ray says that they don't want WiMAX, but LTE is worth waiting for...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. pingpong (Posts: 145; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)

At the rate of how fast mobile data is, within the next 2 years I don't think there will be a HUGE difference in terms of speeds even if T-Mobile doesn't go LTE right away. At the moment even without an HSPA+ phone you can get 5-6megs down in a Tmo HSPA+ area. I believe Sprint gets upwards of 6 megs as well. Once LTE comes out for Verizon and ATT, I'm sure HSPA+ and WiMax will still both be pretty competitive in terms of speed and realistically even if LTE is faster and you are looking at a difference between 30mbps vs 20mbps (just throwing some numbers out there), on a mobile phone you probably wouldn't notice a huge difference as opposed to older technology i.e. 3G vs Edge.

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