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Clearwire and China Mobile advance their plans for TD-LTE Roaming


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The only issue for China Mobile is Clearwire plans to only offer hot spot LTE (well, at least in the beginning). That will not be a very good roaming ecosystem for China Mobile customers inn the U.S. Unless China Mobile also adds LTE 1900 for their devices to supplement Clearwire roaming in the U.S.

 

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The only issue for China Mobile is Clearwire plans to only offer hot spot LTE (well, at least in the beginning). That will not be a very good roaming ecosystem for China Mobile customers inn the U.S. Unless China Mobile also adds LTE 1900 for their devices to supplement Clearwire roaming in the U.S.

 

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Since Clearwire and Sprint are working on integrated chipsets and radios that handle 2.5ghz TDD/FDD LTE, maybe sprint's other frequencies get added to the mix over time. Then you may have true global roaming option.

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It sounds like this is more global than just China and the US. The Wells Fargo call with Sprint and CLWR just now mentioned a few other urban-focused deployments of TD-LTE (e.g. Bharti Airtel), using similar spectrum to Clearwire.

 

It also sounds like TD-LTE roaming will be in addition to whatever contracts for FD-LTE roaming get made. So you'll have devices with 2+ LTE bands: 2500 for TD plus something else when you're outside a hot zone.

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It sounds like this is more global than just China and the US. The Wells Fargo call with Sprint and CLWR just now mentioned a few other urban-focused deployments of TD-LTE (e.g. Bharti Airtel), using similar spectrum to Clearwire.

 

It also sounds like TD-LTE roaming will be in addition to whatever contracts for FD-LTE roaming get made. So you'll have devices with 2+ LTE bands: 2500 for TD plus something else when you're outside a hot zone.

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What I don't understand is does this roaming deal have coverage requirements? I don't see how they can realistically offer roaming if the only places they'll be deploying is where Sprint needs capacity.

It would be better if Clearwire can either work out a deal in which it's roaming partners can also roam on Sprint, or Clearwire rolls in TD-LTE as part of NV.

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