Phone Scoop

printed July 6, 2015
See this page online at:

Home  ›  News  ›

Clearwire Targets Major Metro Markets for TDD-LTE Launch

Article Comments  

Back to message list

Replying to:  What is TDD-LTE? by Jellz   Apr 26, 2012, 5:38 PM

Re: What is TDD-LTE?

by planethulk    Apr 26, 2012, 7:32 PM

It's the type of carrier signal.

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 signals are divided by frequency allocation.

Clear is using TDD-LTE. It's carrier signal will be split using Time Division.

TDD-LTE is supposed to be much faster than FDD-LTE but we won't know exactly until the network is up and running.

TDD-LTE is NOT compatible with FDD-LTE.

Over simplified but I hope that helps.

Report to moderator


This forum is closed.

Back to message list

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram


All content Copyright 2001-2015 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.