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US proposing to share some "prime spectrum" with carriers

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Mar 2012, 15:19

Some of the biggest wireless carriers in the US have been quite vocal recently about how there needs to be more wireless spectrum made available for consumer use, and now it looks like the US government may start...

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posted on 27 Mar 2012, 15:37

1. NOKIA.8800.ARTE (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

All the best....

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 15:40 4

2. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

I hope they just figure out some way to "share" the spectrum amongst the carriers, etc instead of just having another auction to sell off spectrum which only Verizon and AT&T will really get to dip in.

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 22:14 1

3. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

As long as the government can still function properly , I am all for it.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 00:29

4. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)

What ever happened to that spectrum Sprint was holding onto that they were gonna lose if they didn't use it? If that the Wimax or is it something else?

posted on 29 Mar 2012, 07:38

5. akhi216 (Posts: 61; Member since: 01 May 2011)

This is good. It will allow carriers to offer more generous data packages...either that or stop being so stingy and shady with their current practices.

It will be interesting to see if they actually share the spectrum splitting it between the carriers, or they sell it to the highest bidder.

Wireless data technology is growing at an alarming pace. I just read on PA that Huawei has a 30 Gbps network in the making; it would be a shame if all that tech gets confined to the military simply because the carriers wouldn't have the spectrum to sell it.

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