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MetroPCS Hops on LTE Bandwagon

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Aug 11, 2008, 4:19 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

CDMA carrier MetroPCS recently revealed that it has chosen LTE as its 4G technology. Although LTE will offer improved data speeds, in a recent conference call the CEO of MetroPCS stressed the capacity improvements of LTE as the primary benefit for the company. Verizon Wireless and Alltel have also announced plans to migrate to LTE, as have many GSM/WCDMA carriers worldwide. UMB, a rival 4G technology designed to replace CDMA, has yet to attract any major carriers.

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scorpio

Aug 12, 2008, 11:44 AM

Companies that already use Wimax or will use Wimax

Some of you keep saying Att, Verizon, etc are going LTE... So what! What matters is the number of 3rd party companies (non cell carriers) who already back and use Wimax. At last count there are 513 companies on board with Wimax. Most companies that use wireless transmission (ex. banks, govt, etc) for their business use CDMA technology, CDMA is compatible with Wimax. CDMA is NOT compatible with LTE.

Here is a link which shows the companies on board with Wimax, keep in mind not every company is listed:

http://www.wimaxforum.org/about/Current_Members/ »

Also, many of these companies are in other countries where Wimax is live!
Here is more info on Wimax:

http://www.wimax.com/ »
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Since when is CDMA compatible with WiMax? They are in two completely different families of standards. The natural evolution path for CDMA is UMB, however, most CDMA carriers have chosen to use LTE instead.

In fact, Motorola developed a chipset t...
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Pink Jazz

Aug 11, 2008, 5:02 PM

Overview of 4G technologies per carrier

Here is what the U.S. carriers have selected for 4G:

AT&T - LTE
Verizon - LTE
Sprint - WiMax
T-Mobile - none yet, but most likely LTE
Alltel - LTE
US Cellular - TBA
MetroPCS - LTE
Leap/Cricket - TBA

So, we now have four U.S. carriers who have chosen LTE, one who has chosen WiMax, and still none who have chosen UMB. If USCC and Leap want to stay competitive by having all these roaming agreements, it makes most sense to choose LTE. UMB will be dead on arrival.
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So, we now have four U.S. carriers who have chosen LTE, one who has chosen WiMax, and still none who have chosen UMB. If USCC and Leap want to stay competitive by having all these roaming agreements, it makes m
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T-Mo will definitely choose LTE, as they plan to launch it in Germany in 2009, and if successful, will plan for other markets, including USA.

I hope the carriers use 700MHz instead of 2.5GHz, since the signal will travel farther, better travel thro...
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T-Mobile will choose LTE, along UMTS/HSPA on AWS band
Pink Jazz said:
Here is what the U.S. carriers have selected for 4G:

AT&T - LTE
Verizon - LTE
Sprint - WiMax
T-Mobile - none yet, but most likely LTE
Alltel - LTE
US Cellular - TBA
MetroPCS - LTE
Leap/Cricket - TBA

So,
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Its funny how ATT Residential is on the WiMAX forum supporting WiMAX, but then ATT Wireless (same company) is publicly so against it... go figure.
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SCTelephoneMan

Aug 11, 2008, 11:55 PM

WiMax is the Sega Dreamcast of the wireless world

LTE is where it's at...the economies of scale and savings will doom any other "standard."

UMB and WiMax were DOA when AT&T and Verizon picked LTE. I guess Sprint wants another proprietary network to go along with their iDen disaster.
WiMax could actually work. There is potential. The deal is whether Sprint will screw it up with terrible coverage, poor device choices and bad customer service(download caps?).
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Are you kidding me?!... LTE is still not proven, it has yet to make it out of a laboratory. Why do you think ATT is trying to block the Sprint/Clearwire merger?? ATT knows Wimax will be widely adopted, the majority of state/local govt's, educational i...
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Sprint is ahead of everyone else. that's all that matters. they have something that no one else will have for several years. Some of my family that works for Verizon has said that this is a huge deal. The COO of Verizon was quoted as saying that this ...
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I always say someone always has to be the first to use one thing over another. What about when one carrier decided to use CDMA when the rest of the world was on GSM? Now, CDMA is the best thing when it comes to data transfers...for now. Although the r...
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brianpaz

Aug 12, 2008, 10:21 AM

Why r people hating...

.. its as if Sprint actually did something personal to them. Do they not see that wimax is good for competition?

I've experienced WiMax in hawaii (clearwire) and the service was phenomenal. Now to imagine that x10 plus the backing of google, intel, etc.... I can't wait.

Sprint is moving towards a more Data centric provider.. don't only think about mobile phones people! use your imagination... the possibilitie are endless in what consumer devices wimax can be integrated into.

If wimax doesn't work out well then hey.. i'll fall back on to LTE with another provider... its a win-win for the consumers
WiMax will fail not on its merits...consumers frequently don't pick the best technology (See Windows and VHS, for example.) It will fail because everyone else is moving to a different standard. Can Sprint survive and do a good business with WiMax? Sur...
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Why do people like talking out of their butts?! Wimax will set the standard just like CDMA did, there were idiots back then who were saying CDMA would fail, it didn't! Google, Intel and hoards of others are backing WImax.

As for funding, Wimax is ...
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eric_cartman

Aug 11, 2008, 5:58 PM

Will LTE use SIM Cards?

can anybody tell?
The LTE standard will probably use them. However, knowing Verizon, they might use dual mode CDMA/LTE phones that do not use SIM cards. AT&T will probably use SIM cards though. As for MetroPCS, I cannot say anything.
 
 
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