There was no shortage of headlines after the historic May 7 announcement
of the joint venture and $3.2 billion in funding that formed the "new" Clearwire, and its plans for a nationwide WiMax network. But in the course of putting together our comprehensive research report
Added by Paul Kapustka on May 30, 2008 at 2:02am —
The $ 1 Billion investment in the Sprint-Clearwire JV goes down to a simple demo where the comcast team witnessed unblemished video delivery while travelling in a car at 50 miler per hour. The video quality, which remained unaffected as the vehicle sped past multiple base stations with smooth handovers and the fact that this spectular delivery can be supported by over 150 MHz of Spectrum was all that remained to make a final decision. Mobile Broadcasting with… Continue
Added by Amitabh Kumar on May 30, 2008 at 12:46am —
I liked a blog which I read on Pre-WiMAX network ( Clearwire) used to deliver radio. I strongly recommennd you read it. It was featured in RAIN ( Radio and Internet Newsletter).Here it is:
I have heard the Future in My Car
The potential to deliver broadcast related services and multimedia is one of the most underestimated applications of Mobile WiMAX. This is without even the… Continue
Added by Amitabh Kumar on May 29, 2008 at 12:20am —
Sidecut Reports is pleased to announce the new, updated version of our WiMax report
, which includes a comprehensive study of the "new" Clearwire WiMax deal
and its $3.2 billion of investment from a group that includes Google, Comcast, Intel and Time Warner Cable.
Motivations behind the investments and the combination… Continue
Added by Paul Kapustka on May 28, 2008 at 4:30pm —
In our previous analysis
of Google's participation in the Clearwire funding deal, we surmised it made sense both from a business standpoint as well as a public policy standpoint. In the first public comments about Clearwire we've seen from him since the deal was announced on May 7, Google CEO Eric Schmidt tells the German publication FAZ that the search giant's half-billion dollar commitment "is a… Continue
Added by Paul Kapustka on May 27, 2008 at 8:50pm —
Of course, everyone is entitled to thier own opinion, but as I am sure that the majority of users on WiMax360.com have a relative amount of faith in the technology and it's future in everyday applications both abroad and here in the states, as do I since I have staked a good bit of my professional reputation on WiMax. However, some do not share our optimism in WiMax, such as the bloger that wrote the below article. Since descussion post on blogs drive traffic, telling him where his opinion… Continue
Added by Samuel Coleman Barnes on May 27, 2008 at 4:30pm —
Some of the same thoughts had been forming in my head lately, but pal Andy Abramson puts it all out in makes-sense order, seeing a WiMax-enabled offering from Apple
in the near future, perhaps as soon as next month's Apple developers' conference.
Seeing rumors floating around about an Apple tablet
also makes me think of WiMax, since such a device would… Continue
Added by Paul Kapustka on May 24, 2008 at 11:43pm —
As we rework our recent WiMax report
to include the details of last week's game-changing announcement
, it's a good time to ask what comes next for the new Clearwire and its bigger, grander plans. After comparing the news to the research we did for our initial report, two changes stand out: First, the… Continue
Added by Paul Kapustka on May 16, 2008 at 12:50am —
Here's our take on last week's big deal... also available on our site
The Wall Street Journal
is confidently predicting that a consortium of tech companies including Google, Comcast and Intel will contribute $3.2 billion in seed money to back a WiMax consortium that will combine the WiMax assets of Sprint and… Continue
Added by Paul Kapustka on May 15, 2008 at 4:04pm —
As a long time telecommunications professional, I am intrigued with WiMax and amazed at how slowly it has been adopted in the US. This is truely disruptive technology! When will business and residential developers quit paying the LEC thousands and thousands of dollars to let
the LEC into their development so the LEC can reap the benefits? It just doesn't make any sense. Not when the alternative is to deploy WiMax services at little or no cost to the developer AND let the developer… Continue
Added by Donald Moreland on May 15, 2008 at 12:12pm —
Juniper Research forecasts that up to 12 percent of the global DSL installed base will be substituted by IEEE 802.16e-2005 (802.16e) subscribers by 2013. The Far East will lead with over one-fifth of the 47m subscribers in 2013. The region by region analysis found that there is a significant opportunity now for WiMAX as a DSL substitute technology.
The majority of 802.16e trials and network contracts being announced will commence with fixed wireless broadband services. Mobile usage… Continue
Added by Jeff Orr on May 13, 2008 at 10:49pm —
Alcatel-Lucent announced that it has been awarded a contract by Libya Telecom and Technology (LTT), the national Internet Service Provider in Libya, to deploy the first commercial WIMAX network based on the 802.16e-2005 WiMAX standard in the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. LTT plans to launch commercial network services this September.
The new network will support voice over IP (VoIP) and high-speed internet access, enabling the delivery of advanced broadband… Continue
Added by Jeff Orr on May 13, 2008 at 10:47pm —
With the help of several blue chip investors Sprint and Clearwire announce a planned nationwide WiMAX company.
Today we gain confirmation that blue chip investors
Intel, Comcast Corporation, Time Warner Cable, Google and Bright House Networks have pledged $3.2 billion in the formation of the new company to be known as Clearwire. The combined company will be helmed by Ben… Continue
Added by Tim Sanders on May 7, 2008 at 9:00am —
Early reports indicate that Sprint and Clearwire could announce a WiMAX deal as early as Wednesday of this week.
I had read reports that the deal was struggling over who would control the company. And I assumed it was between Sprint and Clearwire in terms of control, but it appears from a report in Fortune’s Techland section
that Google may have been the holdup. It appears… Continue
Added by Tim Sanders on May 6, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Solectek Corporation announced the addition of 3.65 GHz WiMAX base stations and subscriber terminals tailored for Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs) and municipalities. The recently allocated frequency band in the United States enables non-exclusive licenses for enterprises and network operators to rapidly deploy fixed wireless services.
Solectek's WiMAX Base Station and Indoor Controller feature support for 3.5 and 7 MHz channel bandwidths, a 4U rack-height chassis designed… Continue
Added by Jeff Orr on May 6, 2008 at 3:41pm —
Wild rumors about Sprint and T-Mobile are counterpointed with real moves in the industry.
The venerable Wall Street Journal
reports that Deutsche Telekom might make a bid for Sprint Nextel to combine it with their T-Mobile service in the US. The WSJ always has solid sources so I have no doubt this thought crossed DT’s mind, but goodness what are they thinking?
T-Mobile and Sprint are on totally… Continue
Added by Tim Sanders on May 6, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Taiwan's Institute for Information Industry (III) and Newport Digital Technologies (NDT) announced that it is deploying a WiMAX network in Northern Italy and in Fiji. The first $1 million of the $12 million order of WiMAX IEEE 802.16-2004 base stations started shipping immediately with the balance to be delivered over the next 11 calendar months.
III is consulting on the transaction for the base station and will utilize its contributions to 802.16-2004/e-2005/j/m to assist in the… Continue
Added by Jeff Orr on May 6, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Sorry .... my blog is in Bahasa Indonesia.
Added by Michael S. Sunggiardi on May 4, 2008 at 12:10pm —
As the growth in US broadband speeds push wireless carriers to faster services adequate backhaul to cell sites becomes a major issue.
An article by Unstrung
covers the backhaul conundrum for broadband wireless carriers and raises good questions. As the article notes, Sprint recently blamed part of the slowdown in the launch of its Xohm WiMAX network on inadequate backhaul issues. Going forward, expect to see this issue… Continue
Added by Tim Sanders on May 2, 2008 at 5:06pm —
Not only has the US lagged behind much of the world in terms of broadband adoption but in speed options as well---but that seems to be changing.
An interesting article in the Washington Post
reports on a recent and welcome trend in the US for carriers to increase broadband speeds. The US has long been reputed to lag behind many industrialized nations in terms of its percentage of… Continue
Added by Tim Sanders on May 2, 2008 at 5:00pm —