Sprint sues AT&T for 5G evolution

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Feb 11 20 Comments

I'm new to working at Sprint, but read that the company has sued AT&T for 5GE under deceptive marketing. Where do you guys stand on this issue? Do telecom companies usually sue other telecom companies? Is this lawsuit also a marketing strategy? What are your thoughts? Also, do customers really believe that 5GE and 5G are the same thing?


https://www.wired.com/story/sprint-sues-att-proving-5g-still-meaningless/

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  • Lying?? I dont think its lying when it actually is deployed to certain areas (which is clearly noted in the ad) and is aggressively working on deploying it to other areas. If anything, it seems to be a cheap ploy by Sprint. 'Hey look they are using the same (even if unethical) marketing strategy that's pretty much the standard for the industry'
    Feb 11 11
    • T-Mobile r5k2jda4
      400 markets?

      T-Mobile more than doubles its LTE Advanced footprint to 920+ markets – blowing past every other national wireless company – and delivering a blazing-fast experience on smartphones powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Gigabit LTE Modems

      Nov. 9, 2017

      Our LTE Advances network was in 920+ markets in 2017....
      Feb 11
    • Congrats you too!! But you see I didn't know about it cause you guys didn't market it as such. I guess you wanted to validate my point. Oh well, I guess my jobs done here. Peace 😊😘🖖
      Feb 11
    • T-Mobile r5k2jda4
      We did market 4G Advanced by winning fastest LTE speed tests for 16+ quarters straight ;-). We marketing it as the fastest LTE network because it is LTE 4G ;-)
      Feb 11
    • AT&T / Sales ef4515
      Funny how offended T-Mobile is by “5G E” but has no problem calling their first responder service “No different” than FirstNet.
      Feb 15
    • AT&T / Eng
      Bytor

      AT&T Eng

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      IBM, Oracle
      Bytormore
      T-Mobile also started the HSPA+ = 4G nonsense, so I guess hypocrisy is alive and well.
      Jun 7
  • Microsoft wbYt28
    It's shitty and misleading to claim you have 5G. Consumers don't understand the E at the end. It's intentionally defective and I hope AT&T gets fucked by regulators for it.

    But it's the FCC, and they don't do their jobs so nothing will happen.
    Feb 11 2
    • Tableau heavenish
      This is so egregious, it's really should be embarrassing for AT&t employees. It's just out right lying and b*******.
      Feb 11
    • T-Mobile EKVe82
      Seeing as how the head of the FCC is a former telecom lawyer, I doubt we'll see FCC jumping in with additional regulations anytime soon
      Feb 11
  • Amazon / Eng DynamoDB
    Customers don't even fully understand 4G / LTE. I do think it's shitty that AT&T is proclaiming 5G but isn't even close to the speed it can provide.

    As for suing, companies sue each other all the time.
    Feb 11 2
    • Verizon SuckinWood
      My router puts out 5g. As far as I’m concerned I’ve had 5g for 4 years now.
      Feb 11
    • Verizon / Other
      IMUX76

      Verizon Other

      BIO
      Currently a tech master troubleshooting software at the network level for Apple & Google devices
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      5Ghz & 2.4Ghz frequency from dsl & cable
      Modem are not the same thing as 5th generation cellular millimeter wave length from sfemto small sites
      Feb 12
  • AT&T / Eng lolwut.
    Lulz
    Feb 11 0
  • New DuQvV7x
    Yes.
    Feb 11 0