- 39 Posts
- 05-07-2010, 11:56 AM #2
Not 'likely', they just have the option. Fail on that title (you need to edit it as you exaggerated significantly). They have enough spectrum to offer both. Sprint/Clear has over 100Mhz per market for 4G, which can be divided. ATT/Verizon only have about 25Mhz per market for LTE.
If Clear starts LTE, it will probably be at least a couple years after seeing how LTE market shakes out.
Last edited by xenophon; 05-07-2010 at 12:02 PM.
- 05-07-2010, 12:03 PM #3
We as consumers should want WiMAX to succeed since it is tied into IEEE as is WiFi, which the consumer electronics industry is tied into. LTE is controlled by 3GGP, the telcom industry.
If WiMAX fails and LTE is only option, the telcom companies will have complete control of consumer devices that connect.
ATT/Verizon want WiMAX to fail because they can't control it.
- 05-08-2010, 07:31 AM #4
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LTE is a superior technology and will be the world standard. Sprint and Clear will be screwed on roaming agreements for 4G if they stay with WiMax and try to build out their native networks. That is unless there are chips in phones that support Wi Max and LTE for roaming interoperability.My Droid Incredible Spanked Your iPhone.
- 05-09-2010, 10:19 AM #5
- 05-09-2010, 11:08 PM #6
LTE is being deployed on about dozen bands around the world. Roaming won't be that easy anyway. WiMAX is being deployed on about 6 bands around the world, so would be easier to roam on.
While WiMAX may fail, it would not be good for consumers if LTE dominates. It means the telcom industry will control what devices are allowed on 4G. WiMAX is less restrictive, more similar to WiFi
- 05-10-2010, 08:23 PM #7
Also, remember how easy it is to install WiMAX 4G into existing tower sites. WiMAX could explode across the country and it would be adopted because it is there. Better technology does not mean that it will be the successful technology. Look at the old Betamax vs VHS tech battle.
- 05-11-2010, 09:41 AM #8