Clearwire spectrum is the one for the future and what Son is after
Clearwire spectrum is the one for the future and what Son is after;
In busy urban areas, it is capacity rather than range that’s required. In some countries, we are already seeing macro cells deployed very densely: in London every 400 to 500 meters, in China every 200 meters, and in Japan even closer. In this situation, we don’t recommend using lower frequencies (e.g. 700 or 850 MHz) because of the greater interference issues. Instead, we’d expect both 3G and LTE to use higher frequencies, such as 1800 MHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz.
Your reference points out that a range of spectrum is needed. Generalized statements about what operators need are fine but they ill describe the timing or priorities of individual operators.
Q1: What spectrum bands are easier to achieve coverage?
Q2: What spectrum bands are more suitable to achieving high density capacity?
A1: Lower frequency bands
A2: Higher frequency bands.
What does the bulk of the market want?,
A1: Widest coverage? or
A2: Highest bandwidth capacity?
A3: Both in fair measure?
What spectrum best fulfills the majority of consumer demands?,
A1: The low frequency bands because they can be deployed quickly with OK bandwidth
A2: The higher bands - although it costs more to achieve coverage, its best longer term.
A3: A combination of low, mid, and high frequency bands because they compliment each other.
A3 is the answer, so a combination of low and high frequencies would be ideal. Best would be imo a frequency between 1.4 and 1.8 GHz as these have both capacity and range. The 2.6 needs to be included, like Japan, China and Korea the US cities need to have the highest capacity grid possible included in their phones and tablets.
Its not about competing in wireless. Its about competing for the broadband access and taking on all comers whether it be wireless, cable, dsl, satellite etc...Mr. Son is a visionary, a mover and shaker, and a disruptor. He is not only looking at the typical consumers wireless smartphone bill of $70-$100. He is thining of that $70-$100, the $50 DSL bill, the $150 cable/internet bill etc....If he can provide and offering that allows one to go to a single device/pipe then he is well ahead of the game.
Nuhuh.. the concept that WBA, wireless broadband access, is what consumers want has been disproven repeatedly including by Clearwire. Do you really believe that? Come on man, be honest.
Just look at New Clearwire's original forecasts and compare that to the results: Clearwire had forecast more direct WBA subscribers than wholesale (Sprint mobile phone subs). The results have been in for 3+ years: roughly one direct retail sub per 10 mobile phone subs. Yea, people want direct Swiss Cheese WBA like a hole in the head (brain-dead coverage).