LTE Spectrum Crisis, Confirmed

Today’s Fierce Wireless recap of a Verizon FCC filing about the need for more LTE spectrum reminded me that we covered that subject more than two years ago. And the quote from Boingo’s Dave Hagan from this blog post over at Light Reading still seems to ring true:

“LTE does not solve the iPhone problem,” said Boingo Wireless Inc. CEO Dave Hagan, speaking on a conference panel. While LTE might provide throughput four times greater than current 3G implementations, Hagan said the incredible jump in demand generated by devices like the iPhone will trump such low-shooting improvements. “They are chasing a 50x increase [in data consumption] with a 4x solution, a 4x solution that’s going to take four years to complete,” Hagan said. “That’s not going to work.”

Meanwhile, Verizon apparently still isn’t selling too many 4G LTE phones since its double-data promotion is back at stores. Go figger.

One Response to “LTE Spectrum Crisis, Confirmed”

  1. Chris R Says:

    It amazes me how companies like Verizon can promise things like LTE networks and not deliver. What’s even worse is that they lock you into a contract promising LTE connectivity and when they don’t deliver, your still under contract.

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