... and there's no reason to believe that the Phoenix test net won't serve as the model by which they'll deploy TD-LTE next year.
The ericsson test was LTE-Advanced, however, which will allow Clearwire to switch off such dual, 20mhz channels and run single, aggregated channels that'll likely be 40 to 60 mhz wide...
... in fact, Clearwire has so much spectrum that they could run "dual", 60 mhz channels... each one identical to ericsson's test. That's massive capacity given CLWR's network density.
This is not a pump... there are hurtles to overcome for sure... such as power consumption for a big starter and device radio capacities...
... but with China Mobile and practically the entire Indian subcontinent looking to totally replicate Clearwire's transmission model, I imagine the device makers will be falling all over themselves to accomodate it at 2.5 ghz.
?Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile say that they have successfully completed the first call over a trial TD-LTE network deployed in the city of Shanghai.
Alcatel-Lucent's end-to-end LTE solution in Shanghai is an element of the large-scale Td-lte trial formed by the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and China Mobile and involving several different infrastructure suppliers.
The Shanghai network includes the high-tech park of Zhangjiang and financial district of Lujiazui, which China Mobile and the Shanghai Government want to make a leading demonstration zone of TD-LTE technology. The successful completion of this first call is a major milestone in realizing this goal.
"We are excited to be able to collaborate with China Mobile and demonstrate our leadership in TD-LTE on this important trial network. The first call takes us a step closer in delivering a high-quality network that will provide faster wireless services and applications to the people of Shanghai," said Rajeev Singh-Molares, president of Alcatel-lucent 's activities for Asia-Pacific.
Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile further enhanced their relationship in April of this year by announcing a joint research program to pioneer developments in next generation mobile communications, including further co-development of Alcatel-Lucent's Lightradio solution.