reply to BF69
Re: just take the spectrum from the tv stations.
said by BF69:I don't know, but the point is moot since they DO have it. But I do know that there are a myriad of interference issues in the DTV arena now, and large swaths of suburban and exurban areas are now without usable OTA TV. I know, screw'em right? It's not hyperbole, obviously you aren't exposed to either of these industries (wireless or broadcast), or you would know this. said by clone:
Exactly. The 700MHz debacle squeezed broadcasters tight enough.
Please. A bit less hyperbole. Also you do realize that all this brand new LTE getting lit up uses the 700 MHz "debacle" spectrum. what exactly would they be using if they didn't have it?
said by BF69:Link? Sorry, no can do. You can research, however, things like cellular market saturation, spectral efficiency of given wireless protocols (such as GSM/GPRS vs. CDMA/EVDO vs. UMTS/HSPA+ vs. LTE) then compare all that to the MHz of spectrum available since cellular's inception vs. number of subscribers vs. usage and now introduce usage caps into the mix. If you really get down to details, you can see for yourself exactly what's going on in the industry. I shouldn't have to hold everyone's hand just because they are a telco apologist.
Back on topic, not 1 additional kHz of spectrum should go to these duopolists (ATT & VZW), ever. Make THEM innovate for a change. The Big 2 are already squatting on enough spectrum to last them another 15 years, at least?
based on what? I'd like a link to your data.