Clearwire to Test LTE, Prove It Can Do LTE Better
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.
AT&T Says Its LTE-LAA Trials Breach 650 Mbps
AT&T today said it and partner Ericsson have reached LTE-LAA download speeds in excess of 650 Mbps in live field trials. The trials were conducted in downtown San Francisco.
T-Mobile Hits 741 Mbps with LTE-LAA, Deploys LTE-U
T-Mobile today said it, too, has successfully tested LTE-LAA in real-world trials. The company claims its LTE-LAA tests reached 741 Mbps in and around Los Angeles.
Masayoshi Son Would Consider Selling Sprint Spectrum
SoftBank CEO and Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son indicated he'd be willing to sell some of the company's 2.5GHz spectrum assets to keep Sprint funded. Sprint gained a massive amount of 2.5GHz spectrum holdings when it purchased Clearwire.
T-Mobile Rolling Out LTE-U
T-Mobile today said it is beginning to upgrade its 4G network with LTE-U this spring. LTE-U allows LTE to operate on the unlicensed spectrum in the 5 GHz band, which is typically reserved for WiFi.
The question I have is...
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...
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?
I always dreamed of Sprint dumping Nextel a...
Why Sprint is da' best mayne' :P
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.
It Is Good To Be A Sprint/Clearwire Customer.
Why can't we make any of this?