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.
T-Mobile Is Building 5G in 30 Markets This Year, Will Launch In New York City In the First Quarter of 2019
T-Mobile today provided more details concerning its forthcoming 5G network. It will be building 5G across 30 cities in the U.S.
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.
Verizon Adds LA to Short List of 5G Launch Cities
Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam today indicated that Los Angeles will be one of the carrier's first 5G markets, and that it will launch during the fourth quarter of the year. 5G is "a lot closer than people think," said McAdam.
AT&T Preps More Than 100 Markets for 5G, Expands LTE-LAA
AT&T today said it has launched what it calls 5G Evolution in 117 new markets, bringing the total of pre-5G markets to 141. The company says its 5G Evolution technology can deliver theoretical speeds up to 400 Mbps to properly equipped phones.
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...