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- Dec 3, 2003
My 4G Drive-around with Sprint in Las Vegas - Yahoo! News
CTIA Show, Las Vegas -- Sprint was kind enough to drive me around Las Vegas showing me the performance of the 4G service it provides over the Clearwire WiMAX network here, and I saw some impressive download speeds.
My tour guide was Iyad Tarazi, Sprint’s VP of 4G WiMAX network development. During our 20-minute drive on and around the Las Vegas Strip, we measured network speed using testing software running on a laptop with a Clearwire modem.
The Clearwire network consistently pumped out download speeds in the neighborhood of 11 to 13 megabits per second (mbps). We drove through two areas where the speeds were much lower—in the 2 to 5 mbps range—but I never saw the download speed meter dip below 2 mbps. With download speed of more than 2 mbps you can watch a streaming video in high definition. ....
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