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Study gives 4G data performance high marks

3/23/2011 05:39 AM EDT
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Salio
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Salio   4/1/2011 3:45:37 AM
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4G is a good thing but phone manufacturers have to come up with a better battery management system to cope with 4G. Try running a phone on 4G and see what happens to the battery. The battery life sucks when you are running your phone on 4G.

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LarryM99   4/1/2011 1:54:18 AM
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Actually, the current version of LTE doesn't meet the ITU definition of 4G either. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4G for more information. Close, but no cigar. Larry M.

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jhchang   3/31/2011 12:55:51 PM
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None of the data above include the Verizon Thunderbolt which is a real 4G - LTE phone. Other carriers claiming 4G are nothing but marketing lies.

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LarryM99   3/23/2011 8:40:45 PM
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There are other considerations as well. AT&T's network problems with the iPhone had more to do with call setup overhead than raw throughput. Hopefully these protocols and LTE are more data-friendly than that. There is also a question of how efficiently these protocols use the spectrum and how good that spectrum for any carrier is in any particular area. Larry M.

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chanj0   3/23/2011 7:49:17 PM
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The size of the pipe is always limited. When there are more users pulling large amount of content, the per user data rate is going to be affected. The bottomline is the user experience. The technical challenge is how the coverage is planned out and how well the underlining technologies are. The infrastructure of the cell network plays a key role to the potential data rate.

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LarryM99   3/23/2011 5:28:00 PM
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This is valuable information, but a user has to keep in mind the effect of contention on these networks. I have been a user of both AT&T and Verizon data services and in both cases I saw distinct differences in usability before and after each network introduced iPhones. Those introductions sharply drove up the number of users, which degraded access to the networks. Both of these carriers are "lucky" enough to not currently have that problem. Larry M.

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