Clearwire Targets Major Metro Markets for TDD-LTE Launch
Clearwire today announced the first batch of markets that will have access to its forthcoming TDD-LTE network. Some of the cities include New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle, though the total number of cities will be 31. Clearwire said it is targeting these cities because they are areas that show the highest demand for 4G mobile broadband services. Clearwire expects to launch its TDD-LTE network during the first half of 2013 as it transitions away from its current WiMax network. It will name the remaining 26 markets at a later time. Clearwire said it will cover the rest of its markets with TDD-LTE during the second half of 2013.
YouTube TV Gains More Channels, But Still Limited to Just a Few Cities
YouTube TV recently added a handful of new channels to its monthly internet-based TV offering. Subscribers will now be able to access and watch programs on AMC, BBC America, IFC TV, Sundance TV, Telemundo, Univision, and We TV.
Sprint's WiMax Shutdown May Halt Service for Charities
Sprint plans to deactivate its WiMax network on Nov. 6, but some charities say the change will eliminate internet service for some 300,000 Americans altogether.
T-Mobile Nearly Done Integrating MetroPCS
T-Mobile today said it has migrated the majority of MetroPCS customers off the company's legacy CDMA network and onto its own LTE network. T-Mobile says fewer than 500,000 MetroPCS customers are still using the CDMA network.
Sprint Can Commence WiMax Shutdown
A Massachusetts court has given Sprint permission to turn off its WiMax network in stages over the next two months. Sprint will turn WiMax off in 16 cities, including New York, today, with 39 more to follow on February 29, and the remaining 25 cities on March 31.
What is TDD-LTE?
For example, CDMA = Code Division Multiple Access
TDMA= Time Division Multiple Access
GSM is based on Frequency division or FDD
The LTE brought to you by Verizon and ATT is FDD-LTE. In other words the carrier...