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Clearwire Targets Major Metro Markets for TDD-LTE Launch

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

Replying to:  Re: What is TDD-LTE? by 6667779311   Apr 27, 2012, 6:47 AM

Re: What is TDD-LTE?

by WiWavelength    Apr 27, 2012, 10:29 AM

6667779311 said:
No matter whet that means? Clearwire does not have the money to build a true nationwide network. There will be large holes in there coverage just like wimax.

You misunderstand the intent of Clearwire's TD-LTE deployment, and the Phone Scoop article does an inadequate job of explaining a key detail about it.

Clearwire is deploying TD-LTE "hot zones" for capacity offload from other LTE networks (e.g. Sprint, MetroPCS, Cricket, et al.). It is not building a "true nationwide network," so that is not relevant. And, of course, "there will be large holes in there [sic] coverage." Indeed, that is the design of the "hot zone" deployment. It is not intended as a standalone TD-LTE network but as a supplement to its partner's existing LTE networks. ... »


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