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.
T-Mobile Talks Up Plans for 700MHz Spectrum
T-Mobile today revealed what it expects to do with the 700MHz spectrum it recently acquired from Verizon Wireless. The company said this block of spectrum covers 158 million Americans, or 9 of the top 10 - and 21 of the top 30 - markets around the country.
AT&T Fires Up LTE in Several Smaller Cities
AT&T today announced the availability of its LTE 4G network in a handful of towns scattered about the country. The new markets include Richmond-New Castle, Ind.; Adrian and Sault Ste.
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 Talks VoLTE and HD Voice
T-Mobile today said its LTE network rollout continues to move forward at a steady clip. As of today, T-Mobile's LTE network covers 227 million POPs.
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...