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Shantanu Bhattacharya
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Shantanu Bhattacharya,
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9/29/2015 | 4:39:19 AM
Re: What's the real story?
With LTE-U acting as a better neighbor to WiFi access points than WiFi access points are to themselves, then I beleive this is a great innovation in the unlicensed spectrum domain. Both co-exist without any degradation in performance !

 

 
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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9/28/2015 | 3:26:27 PM
Re: What's the real story?
When I visited Qualcomm recently, they made a compelling case that LTE-U opponents are practicing regulatory capture, trying to use bogus regulations to preserve their investment in WiFi and quash competition. 

Of course, I only got one side of the story there. That's a very important disclaimer. 
jabailo
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jabailo,
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9/28/2015 | 2:48:32 PM
WImax is Dead...Long Live LTE-U
This is what I suspected might happen.

After years of trashing the (perfectly good since I used it for 8 years) wireless broadband model of Clear and Wimax, the inside players do a 180 and now claims that LTE (basically a form of Wimax but under their control) would be a great way to get broadband (unlimited and in your home...just like Clear...used to do).

Not only that but it would in fact be a challenge to Wimax.  Because, just like with your smart phone, instead of having one connection and sharing it all your residential devices, each device (again, as in the Clear Wimax model) would have its own direct broadband connection to their network (and giving them the ability to charge for per nodes instead of per pipe).


Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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9/28/2015 | 1:27:23 PM
What's the real story?
I waver between thinking the LTE-U guys protest too much and the cable/WiFi opponents need to get over it and let innovation happen. Either way, I tend to agree the FCC shouldn't interfere. I, for one, look forward to trying it out when I need a boost in my home office, which is often. It'll be awhile though, even if does get swiftly approved, as it requires a compatible device and small cell.


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