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Clearwire Targets Major Metro Markets for TDD-LTE Launch

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Apr 26, 2012, 3:29 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e
updated Apr 26, 2012, 3:35 PM

Clearwire today announced the first batch of markets that will have access to its forthcoming TDD-LTE network. Some of the cities include New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle, though the total number of cities will be 31. Clearwire said it is targeting these cities because they are areas that show the highest demand for 4G mobile broadband services. Clearwire expects to launch its TDD-LTE network during the first half of 2013 as it transitions away from its current WiMax network. It will name the remaining 26 markets at a later time. Clearwire said it will cover the rest of its markets with TDD-LTE during the second half of 2013.




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Apr 26, 2012, 5:38 PM

What is TDD-LTE?

Slightly faster than TD-LTE and TDA-LTE but not quite true 4G like LTE-Advanced.
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...
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