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ClearWire

Sprint, Clearwire to enter arbitration over out-of-network Evo, Epic handsets

November 11th, 2010

FierceWireless is reporting that U.S. wireless carrier Sprint and its WiMAX-network partner Clearwire have entered arbitration over the monthly rate the latter company charges for WiMAX enabled smartphones on its network. Currently, around 810,000 Epic and Evo handset owners use their device in areas where Clearwire’s service is unavailable. Despite this fact, the WiMAX network …

Clearwire to cut 15% of workforce in attempt to raise ‘short-term funding’

November 4th, 2010

Today, during their Q3 2010 earnings call, WiMAX network operator Clearwire announced that it would be slashing 15% of its workforce and instituting several “cash conservation measures” in an attempt to raise “short-term funding.” As the earnings brief reads: While the Company is cautiously optimistic it will resolve its short-term funding needs in the near …

The 4G forgery

November 3rd, 2010

T-Mobile does not have a 4G network. Sprint, which first launched WiMAX in June of 2009, does not have a 4G network. Verizon Wireless will flip the switch on LTE later this year and when it does, it will not have a 4G network. AT&T is taking its time with LTE and it won’t fire …

Sprint makes 4G official in New York City and five other markets

November 1st, 2010

Today, Sprint announced that its WiMAX, 4G network is officially open for business in six additional locales: New York; New York, Hartford; CT, New Haven; CT, New Brunswick; NJ, Trenton; NJ, and Tampa; FL. “Sprint has provided customers with 4G service since 2008 and we’re proud to extend our leadership to six more cities today, …

WSJ: three Sprint executives resign from Clearwire board

September 30th, 2010

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that three sprint executives — Dan Hesse, Keith Cowan, and Steven Elfman — have resigned from WiMAX network-operator Clearwire’s board. Sprint informed the WSJ that they would appoint “independent successor directors” within the next few months; Sprint has named its general counsel, Charles Wunsch, as an observer in the …

Minneapolis-St.Paul, Pittsburgh get Sprint 4G

September 30th, 2010

Today, Sprint announced that Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have been added to the company’s 4G city-portfolio. “Since 2008, Sprint has provided customers 4G service and we’re proud to extend our leadership to two more cities today,” said Sprint’s 4G president, Matt Carter. Sprint now has its 4G, WiMAX service deployed in 55 U.S. cities. If …

PCMag: Clearwire 4G launch in NYC and LA imminent

September 13th, 2010

PCMag is reporting that wireless broadband company Clearwire is beginning to make 4G resources available to customers in New York City and Los Angeles. The report reads, “The company is giving selected “early adopters” dual-mode 3G/4G modems, but warning that 4G isn’t fully built out in either city. Early adopters who want to try Clearwire’s …

Clearwire enters prepaid cellular data market with Rover service

August 30th, 2010

Just a quick follow-up to a story we published on Friday. Clearwire has officially announced “the nation’s first pay-as-you-go 4G mobile broadband service for tech-savvy Gen Y customers.” The new, prepaid, cellular-data service offers customers daily, weekly, and monthly access rates; priced at $5, $20, and $50 respectively. Clearwire will provide this service on two …

Clearwire to launch pay-as-you-go service?

August 27th, 2010

A recent SEC filing seems to indicate that WiMax provider Clearwire is planning a new, pay-as-you-go cellular data service. The filing reads, Clearwire “plans to serve a new pay-as-you-go customer segment.” It’s unclear exactly what Clearwire has planned — if anything — but analysts speculate the move was prompted by MetroPCS’ impending entry into the pre-paid …

WiMax 2 standard ready for approval, goal of 100 Mbps downlink speeds

August 16th, 2010

Computerworld is reporting that the second iteration of the WiMax 4G technology — known as WiMax 2 or 802.16m — is ready to be finalized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) this November. After approval, the WiMax 2 Forum hopes to see WiMax 2 handsets in the marketplace by the end of 2012. Mohammad …