Posts Tagged ‘wimax’

Will the Real 4G Please Stand Up?

Friday, November 5th, 2010

So is 4G for real, or is it vaporware? I guess it depends on who you ask …

The tech world loves numbers, feature-driven marketing and pedantic arguments over … well, technicalities, which is why the wireless debate du jour is over 4G. As operators roll out faster networks that are built using acronym-heavy standards such as Long Term Evolution (LTE), 802.16 (WiMAX) or HSPA+, it’s hardly a surprise that every press release is touting 4G, which presumably stands for the fourth generation wireless network. Only, according to the International Telecommunications Union, they are all making stuff up, pretending it’s 4G when it’s not.

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Sprint May Also Embrace LTE – Issues RFP exploring upgrade from CDMA/EVDO

Friday, May 21st, 2010

If all of the other major players have adopted LTE … then why not?


Clearwire has repeatedly stated they’ll make the jump to LTE if that’s which way the wind blows — and given the overwhelming support for the standard among the world’s biggest carriers — the breeze does seem to be leaning that way. Now Sprint has also come out and issued an RFP exploring the plausibility of converting their CDMA/EVDO network to LTE.

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