T-Mobile more adamant now as they confirm talks with Clearwire about a partnership

T-Mobile more adamant now as they confirm talks with Clearwire about a partnership
LTE is looking to be a bit more bleak in T-Mobile's future as they once again focus on WiMAX as its data network of choice for its next generation 4G network. It wasn't too long ago when first rumors of T-Mobile looking towards Clearwire for a possible partnership came about, but now the wireless carrier has gone on the record in confirming partnership talks with Clearwire. Still attempting to attract suitors in the US to help finance its high-speed data network, the talks would provide a win for WiMAX technology as it already has its roots with Sprint right now. Already in the game of 4G connectivity in the US, Clearwire clearly has a jump start and could really position itself into a good spot if there's a potential partnership down the road with T-Mobile. As we've seen T-Mobile finally catch up to the 3G game in the US, future ties with Clearwire can really alleviate some stress off of T-Mobile in attempting to build up its next generation network from the ground up.

via mocoNews

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6 Comments

1. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well that would be great for T-mobile to get a jump on Big Red and ATT in the 4G game.

2. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

but it is also dumb b/c T-Mo is already committed to LTE.... going to WiMAX would be like purchasing BluRay player, then deciding that you want to keep buying normal DVDs.... it is pointless. WiMAX is good and all... for now, but will be outdated much sooner than LTE will.

3. trevor83

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

How do you propose they do that when Verizon will have 20-30 LTE markets up by the end of the year and TMob hasn't even made a decision to use Clearwire yet. How would they possibly design, test and release a GSM/WiMax device before the end of the year?

5. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

T Mobile USA hasn't chosen a 4G platform yet LTE isn't here yet so where is this outdated mess coming from

4. knuckleballer34

Posts: 119; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

I don't care what T-Mobile decides to use for its 4G services, just as long as they bring it to more areas. By the time the carriers are going to 7G, every provider in my area will still be using 2G lol.

6. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

T Mobile is in need of some spectrum and Clear has plenty of it, more than any carrier now

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