reply to iansltx
Re: Bullplop! The problem is clears crappy 2.6ghz spectrum which can't penetrate buildings for crap. If lte will be in the same range its going to be just as crappy.
said by banananaz :It's crappy but at the same time very good spectrum. It's geared towards very dense deployments. Imagine if they are able to come to an agreement with the cable MSOs and deploy on cable lines (sort of like WiFi ap's are today).
The problem is clears crappy 2.6ghz spectrum which can't penetrate buildings for crap. If lte will be in the same range its going to be just as crappy.
You might even look at some situations of where they could deploy on street poles etc. There is a lot of potential if clearwire can keep it's Wimax spectrum holdings (the broad spotty coverage).
Then they could really build out a dense LTE-TD network in a few cities and really own those cities. Almost all the congestion is in urban areas and they plan to make a significant chunk of their cash selling excess capacity to other carriers.
I'm curious if they plan to offer a retail solution to customers directly or keep the LTE-TD network strictly wholesale.
Clear could do that without the MSOs. They just need to go to the cities and power companies and get access to the street lights. They could create a HUGE Network without any issues. An AP every X amount of poles, and all backhauled to the tower. They'd give any DSL and MSO a run for their money. Especially since it'd be totally wireless. They could do mobile that way and fixed.