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Clearwire Achieves 90Mbps Downloads in LTE Tests

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Oct 20, 2010, 1:51 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e
updated Oct 20, 2010, 3:14 PM

Speaking at an event in Chicago, Clearwire said that its initial real-world driving tests of Long Term Evolution technology saw download speeds as fast as 90Mbps. Clearwire tested both 10x10 MHz and 20x20 MHz network configurations with equipment provided by Samsung and Huawei. It achieved 50Mbps in the 10x10 tests and 90Mbps in the 20x20. It also saw peak upload speeds of 30Mbps through the 20x20 tests.nThe tests took place in Phoenix, Ariz. By way of comparison, Verizon Wireless is advertising LTE download speeds of between 5Mbps and 12Mbps, and uploads of 2Mbps to 5Mbps.

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Oct 20, 2010, 3:13 PM

Verizon's numbers

were assuming full, or near full network load.

Clearwire announced peaks.

I'm sure they were faster anyway, but what will their speeds fall to under full load?
Speed under load depends on available bandwidth. Clearwire has it more than Verizon.
I know for a fact that the numbers Verizon is putting out are the extremely LOW end of the results they are seeing.

Even in poor RF enviornments, they are getting speeds of around 19Mb/s to 25Mb/s.


They decided to use these low numbers t...
... a few quick tidbits.

The first is in regards to technology. When the various carriers were making the various decisions over which 4G technologies would reign supreme (Ok, I just watched the Iron Chef, sue me ๐Ÿ˜›), there were three really. LTE...

Oct 20, 2010, 2:49 PM

holy megabits batman!

thats fast.
that's ridiculously fast... like honestly what would i do with a phone that fast??? on 22mbps i can play games with no lag on my PC so with a phone honestly the bandwidth is just a little over the top? anyone else think so
That's what she said ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ

Oct 20, 2010, 3:43 PM

Clear will switch to LTE

Doesn't take a rocket scientist. But the question is, what will become of Sprint? T-Mo was right, WiMAX was a niche play
I believe that Clear will switch to LTE in the near future. But what I do n't understand is that Clear continue to invest in the build out of WiMAX network. Cleasely a case of waste of money.
They will flip a switch and change the software on their equipment...

BAM they are LTE.

Didnt i say from jump start that "WiMax" wasnt the answer? People Jumped onto the "4G" gimmic like theres no tommorrow. (Including me) But T-mobiles HSPA+ network acually destroys "4g". Clear came across something pretty important and ...
I don't think they will completely drop wimax. Sprint has already stated they believe lte and wimax both provide benefits and coexist. Sprint/Clear has also stated they will release both and they have the Spectrum to do it.

Here another reason why...
flip mode

Oct 20, 2010, 5:43 PM

nothing more than

a faster way for carriers to get people to hit their data caps faster ๐Ÿคจ ๐Ÿ™‚
You couldn't be more wrong. This may apply to Verizon att and tmobile. But Sprint does not have a cap on 4g its UNLIMITED and they have the fastest speeds right now with Wimax!

Oct 20, 2010, 8:18 PM

is this official?

cause i saw a news article i got on my RSS about them getting 100mbps
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