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May 2008 Blog Posts (23)

Five Things You Didn't Know About the Clearwire WiMax Deal

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 on… Continue

Added by Paul Kapustka on May 30, 2008 at 2:02am — No Comments

Comcast CEO Roberts reveals its Strategey for investing in Sprint Clearwire

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 — No Comments

WiMAX Radio!

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 — No Comments

Taking a Deeper Look at the Clearwire WiMax Deal

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 — 1 Comment

Google's Schmidt: Clearwire Investment Good for Business, Policy

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 — 1 Comment

Nay sayers continue to bash WiMax

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 — 1 Comment

Andy Sees WiMax in Apple's 4G Future

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 — No Comments

What's Next for the New Clearwire?

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 — 1 Comment

Google, Comcast in $3.2 Billion WiMax Rescue Bid

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 — No Comments

Developers acceptance of WiMax for last mile services

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 — No Comments

DSL subscribers expected to contribute to global WiMAX growth

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 — No Comments

Libya Telecom and Technology Awards Mobile WiMAX Contract to Alcatel-Lucent

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 — No Comments

It’s Official! Sprint and Clearwire Complete Major WiMAX Deal

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 — No Comments

A Sprint Clearwire Deal is Rumored to be Very Close

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 — 1 Comment

Solectek Prepares WiMAX Solution for US 3.65 GHz Band

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 — No Comments

Wireless Rumors and Reports --- What’s Going On

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 — No Comments

Northern Italy and Island of Fiji to Receive WiMAX Networks

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 — No Comments

Michael's Blog in Bahasa Indonesia

Sorry .... my blog is in Bahasa Indonesia.



Added by Michael S. Sunggiardi on May 4, 2008 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Increasing US Broadband Wireless Speeds Magnify Backhaul Issues

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 — 1 Comment

US Broadband Speeds are on the Increase

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 — No Comments

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