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Clearwire Targets Major Metro Markets for TDD-LTE Launch

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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.

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