Re: Closer to 5Mbps?
said by iansltx:Per user, per tower, per spectrum block?
Depends. WiMAX can already do 15/5 in real-world, albeit high-signal, conditions. HSPA+ can do 12/2 without a problem. You'd hope that with all the hoopla LTE would beat both, or at least match them.
| |Matt3All noise, no signal.Premium
Re: Closer to 5Mbps?
said by jdjbuffalo:It's not quite that easy, unless Clear is using software defined radios. They do both utilize orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing on the downlink side which is a big plus (even here, using different methods that are incompatible), but LTE utilizes single carrier frequency division multiple access and WiMAX uses plain old orthogonal frequency-division multiple access on the uplink side. To further move them apart, WiMAX uses time division multiplexing and LTE uses frequency division multiplexing.
LTE is WiMax. They are just slightly different implementations of the same technologies. Clearwire has already stated that it would just take a minor software update on their backend equipment to move from WiMax to LTE if they wanted to make the switch.
So while there is value in assuring your investors "Oh it's a simple change if we start losing marketshare to LTE deployments" in reality, LTE and WiMAX serve different purposes and it would require a massive engineering shift to restructure their network for LTE.
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Re: Already there
said by hottboiinnc:There's a problem. You can have 30 small WiMax providers but it does no good if they cover 0.01% of the population and no one has heard of them.
build it right? LMAO! Compared to who? ClearWire? ClearWire's problem is inside. Everyone knows that. There are thousands of more WiMax providers that just Clear. Many small local providers. www.bnorth.net (Bright.net North). You won't find their views on this site.
Also have you heard of Tower Stream? They're a WiMax provider.
You should know you'll only hear about that bad services anyways. If someone has great service with a provider, you'll never hear about that. It's only when the service goes down or sucks and the minute it's back up, they're on twitter, if not already via cell.
| |en102Canadian, eh?
Should be competitive with... WiMAX, HPSA+ (T-Mo/AT&T, assuming they have capacity)
I wonder if VZW will be a 'spoiler' and go and deploy this in the areas that they sold off all their landline (POTS/ADSL) to Fairpoint, and attempting to sell more to Frontier.
Sell off non-profit/dying landline, get a huge tax credit, build out a wireless equivalent (cost less to run, more demand), and make more money.... Good investment, IMO.
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Re: According to the VZW LTE site...
said by hottboiinnc:Verizon is 100% EVDO now. Verizon obviously isn't cheap on capital investment, look at ATT, their 3G never went past urban and burbs. Verizon isnt ATT.
that depends on if VZW sees your market worth anything. Nationwide does NOT mean they'll cover their entire foot print.