Clearwire Finally Commits to LTE
Clearwire today announced plans to adopt Long Term Evolution as part of its 4G network moving forward. Specifically, Clearwire will add Time Division Duplexing (TDD) LTE Advanced-ready technology to its IP network that is capable of reaching 120Mbps download speeds under optimal conditions. Clearwire said that its field tests of LTE, conducted over recent months, have proved successful and played a role in helping it make this decision. Clearwire will first deploy LTE across its existing 4G footprint in markets where it experiences high demand. Clearwire says this will help it build-out LTE faster and at a lower cost. Clearwire's LTE network will operate on its 2.5GHz spectrum, which it also uses for WiMax. Clearwire was sure to note that it remains committed to WiMax as a 4G technology and will continue to build-out its WiMax network. Clearwire said the speed at which it deploys the new LTE network will be dependent on a number of factors, including new sources of funding. Clearwire's WiMax partner, Sprint, recently agreed to help LightSquared deploy an LTE network using L-band spectrum. It is not immediately clear how or if Clearwire and Sprint will offer LTE devices that are interoperable between the two services, and whether or not they will market dual-mode LTE-WiMax 4G handsets.
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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.
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Verizon Communications today said long-serving Lowell McAdam will vacate his position as CEO on August 1. He will remain with the company as Executive Chairman of the Board through the end of the year, and then transition to a Non-executive Chairman role in 2019.
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Hans Vestberg has assumed the role of Verizon's CEO, replacing long-time leader Lowell McAdam. The company announced the change in June.
Feb 24, 2017
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
One big mistake
2.5Ghz spectrum will not give you signal in your house, and the signal is usually very poor inside structures. Not a good move to use that specrum for this.
Get used to it. Once everyone and his do...
I live a mile and a half from a tower and indeed have a good signal in my house. So WiMAX does work in houses.
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