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Massive delay does not sit well amid falling earnings

Sources: RIM, Barrons, Reuters

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RE: I can't help but feel that LTE is over-hyped.
By bug77 on 12/17/2011 9:47:52 AM , Rating: 3
Look, this is just dumb.

If you're a carrier, maybe.
If I pay for 30Mbps, I expect to be able to use that 30Mbps, day or night. If you can't provide that, don't sell 30Mbps plans. It's that simple.
And before you think of some alternative theories, I'm not in the US, I pay for 30Mbps and I get 30Mbps, day or night. It's DSL, not LTE, but it's still ISP rules.

RE: I can't help but feel that LTE is over-hyped.
By Dorkyman on 12/19/2011 10:19:33 AM , Rating: 2
What I don't understand is that there is now news that LTE and GPS don't play well. How can LTE be allowed to continue, given that incompatibility?

I don't expect the FCC to say, "Sorry consumers, your GPS units are crap, gotta buy new ones with tighter filters."

And the LTE approval process stinks of politics. Could it be that LTE is eventually banned?

RE: I can't help but feel that LTE is over-hyped.
By Cheesew1z69 on 12/19/2011 10:28:53 AM , Rating: 2
It's LightSquared that is having the problem. Does Verizon and the others use LS?

By Dorkyman on 12/19/2011 1:11:34 PM , Rating: 2
So then the LTE concept doesn't necessarily interfere, just Lightsquare's implementation? There are other LTE vendors that don't show interference?

My understanding was that the spectrum slot allocated to LTE was meant to be for satellite communications, implying very weak signals on the ground, and that politics in Washington decided that a strong signal could be blasted from terrestrial antennas, something never originally intended for that slot. Am I missing something?

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