Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Clearwire Targets TDD-LTE in Hot Zones for 31 Cities

Clearwire will target high demand "hot zones" in major urban centers with its TDD-LTE network.


During the first half of 2013, Clearwire will launch its TDD-LTE network in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle. A total of 31 cities will be targeted.


Clearwire said its advantage will be in leveraging its deep spectrum holdings to commercialize large contiguous swaths of spectrum in a given market. Clearwire believes its LTE Advanced-ready network will further differentiate it as a leader in next-generation 4G mobile broadband.


"Our new 4G network will show that not all LTE networks are created equal," said Erik Prusch, President and CEO of Clearwire. "Clearwire's LTE Advanced-ready network will deploy our deep spectrum resources for the next great era in mobile broadband in which capacity is king. We're positioned to bring much needed capacity on a wholesale basis to address the unbridled demand for mobile data and the scarcity of spectrum in major urban and suburban markets."http://www.clearwire.com

  • In September 2011, China Mobile and Clearwire announced a collaboration to accelerate the development of TD-LTE devices. Specifically, the carriers will work jointly to further accelerate the time-to-market availability of high volume TD-LTE chipsets and devices that should be commercially available starting in 2012. In addition, the two companies will collaborate to enable worldwide data roaming among TD-LTE, FDD-LTE and other 2G/3G networks. Both carriers support the global 2.5 GHz spectrum band for 4G deployments along with many other operators around the world. To date, both China Mobile and Clearwire have conducted successful TD-LTE trials and tests using commercially available/production-ready TD-LTE devices from numerous vendors.


  • In August 2011, Clearwire confirmed its intention to deploy "LTE Advanced-ready" technology in its 4G network while restating its commitment to its existing 4G WiMAX network, which covers approximately 132 million people while serving 7.65 million retail and wholesale customers.

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