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Clearwire Plans 2013 Launch For TDD-LTE In Major Metro Areas

Clearwire Plans 2013 Launch For TDD-LTE In Major Metro Areas

Clearwire may not be the name in wireless that it once was when WiMAX was alive and well in North America, but there's no quit in these folks. The company is moving with the punches, announcing this week plans to launch a TDD-LTE network to serve 4G "hot zones" in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle and dozens of other markets. In a move that'll make it more competitive with LTE markets already out there, Clearwire will bring its brand of LTE to 31 cities in 2013, with the initial rollout happening earlier in the year, and the rest of the markets getting served in "mid-2013." Deployment of Clearwire's TDD-LTE network will target high demand "hot zones" in major urban centers where demand for 4G mobile broadband access is high and the need for deep 4G capacity resources is most acute. Further details on exact launch dates and pricing are promised for the future, but at least you can count on more one company pushing those other LTE mainstays to keep on lighting up new markets. Here's a bit from the release:

"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."

Clearwire's next-generation LTE Advanced-ready network will be a major advancement over the current LTE networks deployed in the U.S. By 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 technology, capable of serving the current and anticipated future demands of wholesale and retail customers.
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Clearwire has some bold claims to it, but will it really be able to be a next leader in next-generation 4G mobile broadband technology?

If you have any info on the subject other than what i just read, please inform me, by replying. :D

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The tenacity shown by clearwire is commendable. no one can state how well this particular company has come through the adversity. When wimax was big clearwire was on the edge of being a huge success but with the introduction of 3g data plans into cell phones it really destroyed their market, now they are making the switch and providing public internet hotspots. the only problem is that internet isnt really lacking in huge cities it is already plentiful. the course they are taken is over serviced. their chances to succeed are slim. Good luck.

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Thats a very good point Alan, the huge cities they are cadering to are already full of internet hotspots. But hey i hope they can be successful!

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Clearwire has potential even thought there are many hot spots in the city. The advantage of clearwire is that the mobile device goes with you where ever you go. Pricing and unlimited data are its potential. Currently WiMax is not the preferred mode of wireless service but once Clearwire goes to LTE it will be a plus because Clearwire uses the LTE flavor used globally, given then the upper had. According to reports from chip manufactures building a chip that supports both LTE flavors is not an overhead in price or design. It is a great possibility that the iPhone 5 will come with ship as apple is trying to make way in China. Not long ago China Mobile and Clearwire partnered in the development of the LTE flavor used globally. The bottom line, price, if you sell a device that will allows unlimited data connectivity for $30~$35, I will buy it.

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