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Sarah Thomas
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3/27/2014 | 3:10:47 PM
Re: Waiting on tier ones
Another C Spire exec expressed to me that the carrier is not actually all that concerned about VoLTE and it won't be slowed by tier ones. It's actively exploring it, he said, but it's not in trials yet and has no launch date to announce.
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3/27/2014 | 1:37:39 PM
Waiting on tier ones
I guess another way small operators get the short end of the stick is that they don't get vendor attention for new technologies until long after tier ones have deployed it. MetroPCS bucked that trend with VoLTE, but I wouldn't say the launch went all that well. I spoke with an Ericsson VP about it, and he just said big operators "have enough heft to move ecosystems. Small carriers can draft off that." It makes sense, but I also think the rural guys are often the most innovative, so it's too bad to see them stymied by the big guys.


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