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Clearwire to Test LTE, Prove It Can Do LTE Better

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Aug 4, 2010, 3:15 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Aug 4, 2010, 3:26 PM

Clearwire announced that it plans to conduct Long Term Evolution technology trials this fall. The focus of the tests will be to see how LTE co-exists with WiMax in the same market, on the same spectrum. Clear said that it will use FDD LTE and TDD LTE equipment from Chinese manufacturer Huawei, Samsung, and Beceem, among others. The trials will be conducted in the 2.4GHz to 2.6GHz bands, where Clearwire holds spectrum assets. Clearwire believes that its technology and spectrum holdings will lead to real-world speed improvements when compared to the LTE networks of other operators. Clearwire said it expects to reach download speeds between 20Mbps and 70Mbps, compared to the 5Mbps to 12Mbps, for example, that Verizon Wireless is expecting to deliver. Clearwire said that a large number of wireless network companies are participating in the trials, which are to take place this Fall and through the Winter of 2011 in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Aug 4, 2010, 5:47 PM

The question I have is...

Why? Sprint is already doing Wi-Max. Why do they want to prove that they can do LTE better? Are they going to do it in 700MHz so that their devices can roam off of VZW and AT&T? Is the government going to mandate data roaming? If not good luck getting a competitor to allow your customers to roam on their fledgling network.
just to fill you in, Sprint has 4 times the amount of spectrum that Verizon has. So when they decide to roll out more data they have the Spectrum set already for it.
This is a very good question. I hope I can answer it correctly.

Sprint has been preparing for this era for years. While many carriers were busy swiping up other smaller carriers for subscribers, Sprint was busy horting precious spectrum for the fut...
hehe the course of the topic is a little too funny to me, shows that bloggers are geeky hehe... i think to answer your question of why their getting LTE when they already have wimax and why their announcing this is for shareholders, this is a business...

Aug 4, 2010, 9:02 PM

Someone please help me here..

Can Sprint take the Nextel spectrum at 850 mhz and put LTE there? Of course this means they would be getting rid of the iDEN network I would think. Anyone?
Phineas said:
Can Sprint take the Nextel spectrum at 850 mhz and put LTE there? Of course this means they would be getting rid of the iDEN network I would think. Anyone?

I always dreamed of Sprint dumping Nextel a...
DE 2 Philly

Aug 5, 2010, 10:08 AM

Why Sprint is da' best mayne' :P

Most improved customer experience out of ANY company in ALL industries in the last 2 years.

Only Verizon has slightly more voice coverage and 3G coverage than Sprint (Sprint #2 in dropped calls behind big red but their 3G signal IS stronger than Verizons)

Only one w/ 4G and only one that can reach the 20mpbs-70mpbs threshold even when others get 4G.

Plans much much cheaper than Verizon & AT&T

EVO is the best phone out hands down.

Epic 4G WILL be Epic.

Last quarter first quarter in 3 years to see an addition in cell subscribers (maybe people are finally getting the idea).

Keep it up Sprint. Smile

Aug 4, 2010, 4:25 PM

It Is Good To Be A Sprint/Clearwire Customer.

Glad I stayed the course rather than defecting. Very Happy
Im a former customer of the 4th reich ( verizon ) who escaped their power an came over to sprint and i love sprint!! Only thing verizon has is their lame coverage map but ill get coverage anywhere verizon has coverage ( thanks to roaming ) so i get th...
I second that notion! Sprint is doing big things especially in the data department. Cool

Aug 4, 2010, 4:42 PM

Why can't we make any of this?

Why is it the US is not into manufacturing anything nowadays? We even outsource maintaining our wireless networks! Grow deficit grow!
The money is worthless in any case. Let's just all pretend that it isn't though. Okay?

Aug 4, 2010, 3:46 PM

Download speeds

"Clearwire said it expects to reach download speeds between 20Mbps and 70Mbps" Paranoid Drooling bada$$!!!!
Even more "bada$$!!!! "
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