Is the sprint 4G network faster than AT&T's LTE network??

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  1. Booju16 macrumors member

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    Curious...
     
  2. rjohnstone, Oct 3, 2011
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    AT&T's HSPA+ network is faster than Sprint's WiMax network.
    Hell, T-Mobile's HSPA+ network smokes them both.

    AT&T's LTE network is supposed to be faster than Verizon's but it hasn't been put through any real world paces yet.

    But the report claims sprint get's 4-5 Mbps download rates. This is pathetic.
    I'm on AT&T's HSPA (not +) network here in Phoenix and I get 4 Mbps download rates.
    Much faster when I go downtown and hop on their HSPA+ network.
     
  3. Block, Oct 3, 2011
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    I don't think that's true. From my understanding they are using the same technology and equipment from the same sources, so differences would only be in implementation. That's why in Houston AT&T has great LTE speeds because they have 20Mhz band whereas in Chicago it is much slower because they only have 10Mhz band.
     
  4. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    Haha good one. You had me going for a second until I remembered WiMax. :p
     
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