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Clearwire CEO: No LTE Until 2012

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DE 2 Philly

May 10, 2010, 12:21 PM

----- Great INFO on Wimax vs. LTE -----

Wimax and LTE are not competing against each other. There is no winner/loser. They are not made to destroy each other. Wimax is going nowhere. Ultimately wimax will have more coverage. Why? Because cities will use wimax for everything from parking meters to free wimax. Cable companies will use it as last mile of service. Walmart will use it for connections from store to store. Every corporation will use it to replace wifi and a wimax phone will be able to use all those towers for free. That is the wonderful thing about wimax. The standard says any app, any device, and any founding carrier. LTE is only a cellphone standard, only going to be used by cellphones. Comparing them is like comparing current 3g cdma to wifi. Completely different uses...
Exactly, sadly many people who favor LTE and bash Wimax haven't a clue. Wimax is optimized for heavy video and data use, as well as online gaming. Sprint will be pushing data, data, data, like never before. Data will be taking the place of voice, the ...
Any place for further reading to backup this info? Sounds like a good read honestly. Got citation? 🙂
Ultimately, I guess we will see. I envision issues with having only Sprint as its major backer in the US. BTW, I find the articles' reference to T-Mo's HSPA+ pretty funny, seeing as how it smoked Clearwire's WiMax at their tech demo in Philly. Not ...
With all of the 4G bandwidth Sprint/Clear owns they don't have to choose between the two. They can deploy both and still have more spectrum than anyone else for both LTE and WIMAX. If LTE is the network of choice for cell phone type users then they ca...
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...

May 10, 2010, 12:19 PM

HSPA is consider a 4g technology????

Or still being 3G...
It is 3g on steroids (HSPA+ is up to 21mbps). I kind of compare it to DSL.

May 10, 2010, 12:18 PM


I was thinking the first thing when T-mobile said that as well about a week or two ago.

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.
Sprint seems to be making the right moves to become part of a triopoly. The problem with bringing T-Mobile into Sprint's fold or bringing Sprint into T-Mo's fold is the incredible amount of legacy customers using the older technologies. (GSM, HSPA, EV...
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