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  • bjspokanimal bjspokanimal Oct 12, 2011 1:06 PM Flag

    Questions: This is a test

    1. What is TD-LTE Advanced?

    2. How many times faster than the LTE that Sprint
    hopes to launch by 2013 does it run?

    3. Why is TD-LTE Advanced embraced by China Mobile
    using 2.5ghz spectrum?

    4. What is the name of the only U.S. carrier that
    has the capacity to launch TD-LTE Advanced?

    5. How many times the number of subscribers that
    Verizon and AT&T has, does China Mobile have?

    6. What is the name of the major carrier in India
    that is also embracing TD-LTE Advanced?

    7. How much longer will Dan Hesse keep his job.


    Answers:

    1. TD-LTE Advanced is the next generation of LTE...
    essentially a technology "leapfrog" of what
    Verizon currently runs and what sprint will
    launch in earnest in 2013. Essentially,
    today's FD-LTE is the WiMax of yesterday
    relative to TD-LTE Advanced... Sprint's strategy
    is to "re-live" the WiMax strategy.

    2. It runs at about 10-times the speed that
    sprint's planned FD-LTE will run at... and
    that's only if sprint can secure the 10mhz of
    spectrum that they've scraped up for it thus far

    3. China Mobile has set the pace for 2.5ghz
    spectrum as the world standard and is now
    setting the pace for TD-LTE Advanced to become
    the world standard. They will drive the device
    ecosystem via sheer volume and, thus, drive it
    away from the FD-LTE that's 2 years from
    arriving for sprint.

    4. Clearwire is the only U.S. Carrier that can run
    it on 20x20 channels. Furthermore, they have
    the spectrum capacity to run 2, PARALLEL, 20x20
    (40 total mhz each) and eliminate any capacity
    problems. Clearwire owns more spectrum than
    Verizon and AT&T combined.

    5. China Mobile has about 4-times the total subs
    that Verizon and AT&T have combined.

    6. You know, I don't remember... it's a 2-digit
    name... like T1 or something like that. That
    company, like China Mobile, is also embracing
    the emerging world standard TD-LTE Advanced on
    2.5ghz spectrum (the same spectrum Clearwire
    uses.

    7. The sooner the board shows him the door, the
    better off we'll all be.

    GLTY all,

    Spok

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    • Incorrect. Correct answers below:
      1. What is TD-LTE Advanced?

      It's nonsense. TD-LTE is one aspect of LTE Advanced (aka Rel. 10). FDD-based LTE is another. There's no such thing as "TD-LTE Advanced" regardless of what some confused fresh-out writes on a website.

      2. How many times faster than the LTE that Sprint
      hopes to launch by 2013 does it run?

      It does not. The speeds of both TD-LTE and FDD-based LTE are bandwidth-dependent. Add to that the fixed profiling required in TD-LTE, and FDD has a slight edge.

      3. Why is TD-LTE Advanced embraced by China Mobile
      using 2.5ghz spectrum?

      After the spectrum shuffling by the Chinese government a few years back, China Mobile was given spectrum in which to launch the disaster known as TD-SCDMA. That obviously didn't pan out. Since the band was a single (unpaired) band, it could not be used for FDD-based LTE... TD-LTE was the only option.

      4. What is the name of the only U.S. carrier that
      has the capacity to launch TD-LTE Advanced?

      If you mean "the TD-LTE flavor of LTE Advanced", the answer is "anybody" from a technical perspective, although from a regulatory perspective it's currently limited to Operating Bands 33 - 43 in the US.

      If you mean "LTE-Advanced", the answer is "any of them".

      5. How many times the number of subscribers that
      Verizon and AT&T has, does China Mobile have?

      About 6 times as many combined. So what? How does this affect either S or CLWR, unless you're very confused about the CM/CLWR proposed development deal. It's to development technology, and has nothing to do with CLWR's market or subs.

      6. What is the name of the major carrier in India
      that is also embracing TD-LTE Advanced?

      "TD-LTE Advanced"? You're still very confused as to what this is, aren't you? There are quite a few who have no choice due to the lack of unpaired spectrum bands. Anyway, the answer could be "any of them", espceially considering that Qualcomm's TD-LTE-only BWA spectrum is still up for grabs.

      7. How much longer will Dan Hesse keep his job.

      What time is it now?

      • 1 Reply to tomterrine
      • ... and I'm someone who's willing to give credit where credit is due.

        I see you also get the point. Regardless of whether Clearwire gets the speed with the TD flavor of LTE Advanced or via un-paired, 20x20 channels, there still isn't anybody else stateside that can do that... especially with enough spectrum to run 2 such channels on contiguous spectrum.

        Until Sprint can free up nextel bands, they've only got 10mhz to work with (5x5) and there they are out there saying it's going to be "unlimited, all you can eat"...

        ... my God!... isn't ANYBODY going to hold them accountable for such BS and all that garbage they spewed last friday?

        Hesse is a Crazy man. Fire the 8@stard.

        S

    • Complete lie being pumped. A few other questionable speculations


      Lie #1. Clearwire does not have more spectrum than T and VZ combined. Not even close.

      Who cares about what china mobil does

      10 times faster. Doubt it


      Jug

 
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