Gartner Research

Emerging Technology Analysis: WiMAX to TD-LTE Migration for Technology Vendors and CSPs

Published: 22 September 2010

ID: G00206604

Analyst(s): Akshay K. Sharma


Many WiMAX technology vendors are preparing to migrate to time-division-duplexing Long Term Evolution, a fourth-generation mobile communications technology. Gartner discusses this development and offers advice on how vendors and communications service providers should approach the transition.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Technology Description
  • Technology Adoption
    • Challenges in the Core Network
    • Implications for the Radio Access Network
  • Technology Impacts
    • Three Steps for WiMAX Equipment Vendors Migrating to TD-LTE
    • Questions for CSPs to Ask About Migration From WiMAX to TD-LTE
  • References

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