03-11-2010, 03:58 PM
| | Re: Verizon promises end of unlimited data plans
Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
> I've got news for you! It takes more than the handset! Where are the
> 4G towers? Do they have the backhaul bandwidth necessary to handle 4G?
You think they need to build new towers for 4G?! It's swapping out some
plug-in cards, that's all. They've been planning for the backhaul for 4G
for years, it's in place or being installed now.
It's more a question of balancing the capacity of each technology during
the transition. Carriers have a lot of experience with doing that--look
at the AT&T Wireless TDMA/AMPS to GSM transition (okay, maybe that's an
example of how _NOT_ to manage a transition).