n4:mercutio: does this mean that performance for normal users is going to down even further in the case of power outages etc?
ie will be there qos on bandwidth giving 3g users as much share as 4g users.
3G performance will probably benefit within the 4G coverage area as some heavy users move to 4G. You wouldn't want to prioritise 4G over 3G as it is still only available to a smaller subset of subscribers.
well if nothing is done than 4g will be prioriritised over 3g normally anyway, as it has more bandwidth / less latency. so with limited bandwidth availble, especially under times of high load such as during power outages, will there be further degradation to the 3g.
i don't really know, i don't even know if it's backhaul, tower outages, spectrum issues or what. but its' kind of nice to be able to use the net when power goes out.
there was a dual issue last time with vector's outages site going down as well. but it's kind of nice to know how wide spread power outages are, and when it's likely to be back. last time i think it was out for 9 hours and 3g was bad at 8 am still? i expect during "normal operation" there won't be much impact. but then wifi works :)