Clearwire CEO: No LTE Until 2012
Clearwire's CEO Bill Morrow recently explained in more detail the company's network plans for the future. Despite the recent change in its agreement with Intel that would let it switch to Long Term Evolution from WiMax as soon as this year, the company has no immediate plans to change networking technologies. About the agreement change with Intel, Morrow said, "We won't be deploying LTE anytime soon and definitely not before 2012. But it does give us greater flexibility." Morrow also indicated that he'd like to make T-Mobile USA a wholesale customer of its network, but downplayed T-Mobile's HSPA+ network. "As a competitor, we know that the HSPA+ cost structure is not sustainable for scalable mobile broadband services. So HSPA is a Band-Aid for carriers who are using it until they get to a full IP network, which will change the cost structure." T-Mobile USA has recently indicated that it is exploring partnerships to help with its 4G network roll out.
Nov 12, 2018
Intel today introduced the XMM 8160, a 5G modem that will bring high-speed connectivity to mobile phones, computers, and other broadband devices in 2020. The modem supports the 5G NR spec, including both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes for fixed and mobile service.
Apr 19, 2016
Intel today announced a major shakeup for its business over the next 18 months. The company said it plans to focus on data centers and the Internet of Things moving forward, which are Intel's fastest growing revenue sources.
Apr 25, 2017
AT&T said customers who own the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will have access to enhanced wireless service in Austin starting today. Austin serves as the first market for what AT&T is calling "5G Evolution" service, an effort to modernize and improve its network ahead of the official adoption of the 5G specification by international standards bodies.
Jan 29, 2018
Nokia today announced new 5G chipsets that will triple the throughput of base stations while also drastically slashing power consumption. The ReefShark chipsets pair Nokia's antennas with artificial intelligence in order to push the performance of base stations.
Sep 14, 2016
AT&T today confirmed to Fierce Wireless that, like its competitors, it is deploying three-channel carrier aggregation on its LTE 4G network. "We're currently in the process of deploying three-way carrier aggregation on our network," said AT&T spokesman Steven Schwadron in a statement given to Fierce.
----- Great INFO on Wimax vs. LTE -----
DE 2 Philly said:
Every corporation will use it to replace wifi and a wimax phone will be able to use all those towers for free.
Since you're claiming WiMax is going to be totally free, do you have a date that Clear...
HSPA is consider a 4g technology????
I think it would be the perfect move for T-mobile. Which then can spew a merger with Sprint and T-mobile if DT is still looking to spin off T-mobile from DT. Hence T-mobile and Sprint would be on the same technology allowing a possible merger to strengthen competition in tough markets against the current duopoly AT&T and Verizon.