Clearwire Targets Major Metro Markets for TDD-LTE Launch
Top message: What is TDD-LTE? by Jellz
Replying to: Re: What is TDD-LTE? by WiWavelength
Re: What is TDD-LTE?
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.
http://corporate.clearwire.com/releasedetail.cfm?Rel ... »
Thanks Mr. Prusch