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Clearwire Finally Commits to LTE

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Aug 3, 2011, 3:44 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e
updated Aug 3, 2011, 3:50 PM

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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Tofuchong

Aug 3, 2011, 3:58 PM

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.
What would you propose they do better?
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Tofuchong said:
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...
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---" 2.5Ghz spectrum will not give you signal in your house"---

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.

---" the signal is usually very poor inside structures."---

This is...
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rafster

Aug 3, 2011, 5:08 PM

San Diego?

Are we gonna get this? Because WiMax just never made it here for some weird reason... ☹️
I've always wanted to know, is that you don't hear anything about San Diego because its really not much to hear, or is that LA and the Bay area cities are that much better? Because when looking at pictures, Sad Diego looks way better than any other pl...
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