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  • bjspokanimal bjspokanimal Dec 12, 2011 3:41 PM Flag

    Hesse Finally Gets it: Unlimited 100mb LTE

    ... more spectrum and is on the hunt for it. Even those who have it, like dish, need to partner for more in order to do a viable network. LTE-Advanced will allow companies who can do 40 mhz channels to attain 100 megabit speeds so once LTE-Advanced goes commercial, the pressure for spectrum will be another order of magnitude greater than now...

    ... and Clearwire can field MULTIPLE, 40 mhz channels.

    Those who berate clearwire's frequency bands simply don't appreciate what clearwire has done to mitigate the disadvantages of 2.5 mhz characteristics. By deploying it in high densities in populous, metropolitan geographies, the cell density both mitigates it's propagation disadvantage AND it amps up CLWR's subscriber capacity even greater than their ample spectrum holdings do... via small-radius cell coverage.

    With other carriers running into capacity constraints in those geographies, they could build thousands of pico-cells themselves at substantial cost with the small spectrum bands they have... or they could contract their overflow demand out to Clearwire, who's network can handle as much as they can throw at it at attractive wholesale rates.

    If Clearwire were out there trying to mine economics out of rural transmissions at 2.5 ghz, I'd be the first to jump on the bandwagon of propagation antagonists... but that just isn't the case. You do best to optimize what you have and clearwire has done just that...

    ... which is the best way a wholesaler can do it.


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