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Topic # 77364 15-Feb-2011 14:48 Send private message

Defining a 4G wireless network.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/the-wireless-generation-gap-america-in-the-slow-lane.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss



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  Reply # 439835 15-Feb-2011 14:53 Send private message

It's good that they acknowledge Nordic deployments of the *same* tech running much, much faster. USA network speeds tend to be more a layer 8 problem than anything wrong with layers 1-7




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  Reply # 439911 15-Feb-2011 17:31 Send private message

The US has always had terrible mobile networks with horrible coverage, capacity and speeds.

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  Reply # 440393 16-Feb-2011 18:53 Send private message

Beccara: It's good that they acknowledge Nordic deployments of the *same* tech running much, much faster. USA network speeds tend to be more a layer 8 problem than anything wrong with layers 1-7


Why do you think it's a "Layer 8" problem, as opposed to a problem with the underlying infrastructure.

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  Reply # 440426 16-Feb-2011 19:56 Send private message

Because we see that the tech is solid, Any underlying infrastructure issues can almost always be tracked back to overloaded cell's, not enough cells, lack of backhaul speed etc etc etc which result from political/commercial choices not to upgrade or not to run fibre to that cell

It's not like the USA's LTE gear is a different spec to the gear being rolled out elsewhere, It's simply they choices have been made that slow it down




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  Reply # 440571 17-Feb-2011 09:09 Send private message

Beccara: Because we see that the tech is solid, Any underlying infrastructure issues can almost always be tracked back to overloaded cell's, not enough cells, lack of backhaul speed etc etc etc which result from political/commercial choices not to upgrade or not to run fibre to that cell

It's not like the USA's LTE gear is a different spec to the gear being rolled out elsewhere, It's simply they choices have been made that slow it down


Yeah, I guess it boils down to an argument over symantecs as to what is the root cause, and ultimately commercial decisions are made that affects the ability of the infrastructure to deliver the service.

We've recently seen a rather high-profile example of a commercial decision that lead to a technology failure in the Telco industry!


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