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Clearwire makes LTE its primary 4G format, capable of 150Mbps

Clearwire uses LTE as primary 4G format

Anthony Garreffa | Aug 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm CDT (0 mins, 55 secs time to read)

Clearmax is making headlines with the news of them using LTE and LTE Advanced as their primary 4G formats. The rollout will give Clearview peak speeds of 120Mbps or more and uses the existing 2.5GHz frequencies and network that it already uses. The new 120Mbps-capable network will be LTE at first, and then upgradeable to LTE Advanced when it becomes available and hit "at least" 100Mbps.

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The costs of this upgrade should be quite low considering most of the network is being reused. In order to reach these speeds, Clearview had a few tricks up their sleeve such as carrier aggregation, or pooling together networks similar to what's used to get 42Mbps and 84Mbps HSPA+ on 3G. Not only is Clearview aiming for extra speed, but the upgrade should be an advantage for international access, Clearwire said. Where 2.5GHz WiMAX is mostly limited to the US, it's being used in various 4G rollouts across the world.

This means if it's pushed enough, Clearwire's bottom line could get much better as more equipment is made and hence sold, as it becomes more available.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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