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    Default Wide band LTE explained?

    Is this just a better band 4 LTE or will it be another band that operates along side the current band that tmo uses? Link and reading material would be highly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Wide band LTE explained?

    Same band, just better utilized. Devices that can make full use of 20+20 wide band wide band are Category 4 ( GS4 and GN3 come to mind.)

    Edit: LG G2 is Category 4. GS4 is not. Source.
    Last edited by raino; 01-14-2014 at 09:13 PM.
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    Default Re: Wide band LTE explained?

    Quote Originally Posted by raino View Post
    Same band, just better utilized. Devices that can make full use of 20+20 wide band wide band are Category 4 ( GS4 and GN3 come to mind.)

    Edit: LG G2 is Category 4. GS4 is not. Source.
    S4 is a category 3 device. Category 3 devices are limited to 100mbps. Other than in speed tests, you won't see much difference in performance between category 3 and category 4

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    Default Re: Wide band LTE explained?

    Im in Dallas and have a note 3 and waiting for the 20x20 service to expand.
    From what i have read they are doing a small geographical area in north Dallas / Plano area and plan to expand it..
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    Default Re: Wide band LTE explained?

    The category descriptions are here:

    E-UTRA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Regarding bands, T-Mobile currently uses band 4 and will use band 12 with the new Verizon swap, currently AT&T uses band 17 and will change to band 12 for compatibility, T-Mobile will hold LSMH A and AT&T LSMH B&C. This change will add band 12 to bands 2 and 4 as "roaming" standard for the USA.:

    E-UTRA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Default Re: Wide band LTE explained?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amir47 View Post
    Is this just a better band 4 LTE or will it be another band that operates along side the current band that tmo uses? Link and reading material would be highly appreciated.

    Posted from my G2 running android 4.4 via Android Central App
    Just to add this is strictly b4. If the deal with Verizon goes through for b12,then tmobile would be able to use carrier aggregation on both bands to get 200mbps. Keep in mind no current phone supports 200mbps,so you would have to wait for a cat 5 device which supports speeds up to 300mbps.

    Also, the backhaul could be a limitation. Verizon has 150mbps backhaul, and since they divide it between b13 and b4,they effectively limit b4 to 80-100mbps even though 20x20mhz can deliver more. I am not sure what Tmobile's backhaul is, but if it is also 150mbps then they would need to upgrade the backhaul before deploying carrier aggregation, if they choose to go that route.

    http://mobile.extremetech.com/comput...ge-200mbps-lte



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