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WiMAX 2 demoed in Japan

Discussion in 'Sprint' started by SoFLO, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. SoFLO

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  2. RiverOfIce

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    Actaully, tmobile wants to join wimax.
     
  3. eieio

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    They are going to run both.
     
  4. SoFLO

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    Their chief network officer recently just called WiMAX a "niche play" and said they'll be looking at LTE when the time is right. They've been negotiating a deal with Clearwire for a while but I believe it's for spectrum to build LTE.

    You're right. A quick Google search shows that Clearwire is already testing LTE. What about Sprint? I've heard about the possibility of dual mode WiMAX/LTE chips but would it be financially feasible to do so and run both networks when every other carrier is just running LTE?
     
  5. eieio

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    The smart thing to do for Sprint would be to convert to LTE if they want to and just continue to use Clear to roam and co locate on the Wimax LTE networks with them..

    Wimax will be to big of a deal over seas and in the U.S. to go away.. There are quite a few local companies gearing up to launch Wimax in their local areas.

    If Sprint and Clear play their cards right the build outs in the rural areas will be done for them and they will have less areas to cover and can focus on filling in the Metropolitan areas with better coverage.

    Wimax 2 will be icing on the cake for them..

    They have already started to sign international roaming agreements.. LTE and WIMAX will become the new CDMA and GSM networks. Sprint and Clear could dominate both sides while other networks will have to chose a single path in the future
     

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