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Much talk has surfaced regarding service provider migration from WiMAX to TD-LTE. A WiMAX service provider has many reasons to publicly mention this potential switch, but this talk has been damaging the WiMAX market by creating even more uncertainty. Now, Yota has made its decision and announced that it will deploy LTE going forward. What are the reasons for WiMAX service providers to announce openness to switching to LTE? Will it be TD-LTE or FD-LTE? What will become of the WiMAX network?