Monday, May 06, 2013

Wireless carriers warn on capacity of radio bandwidth


AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are warning the FCC that they need more radio spectrum, or they will “run out” before too long, according to an April 17 New York Times story by Brian X. Chen, here.
  
But others say that technology will increase the data transmission capacity of any one antenna.
I’ve noticed weak signals in areas that should have strong service, even in residential Arlington VA.  
  
Sometimes a 4G signal comes back on if I place the Droid in airplane mode for a moment and then turn it back to normal. 
  
At Busch Gardens, near Williamsburg VA, Saturday, most of the coverage (Verizon) was only 3G and sometimes was too weak for Internet (particularly video), even outdoors.
  
The link for the Times story is here.



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