Clearwire will launch LTE in 31 markets in mid-2013

Clearwire will launch LTE in 31 markets in mid-2013
Wireless service provider Clearwire, known for being behind Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network, teased the scope of its upcoming 4G LTE network. In mid-2013, Clearwire is expected to cover 31 markets at the launch of the network.

Here are some of the major metros that will get under Clearwire’s 4G umbrella:

  • Chicago, 
  • Los Angeles, 
  • New York City, 
  • San Francisco, 
  • Seattle

The rest of the markets will be revealed later on. Clearwire will use TDD-LTE, the same technology that is said to be used in mainland China and Canada. The network will also be ready to get bumped up to LTE-Advanced, a technology theoretically capable of reaching speeds of 1Gbps, according to CEO Erik Prusch.

After breaking a deal with LightSquared, Clearwire will be an important part of Sprint’s 4G LTE rollout.

source: Electronista

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