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September 2009 Blog Posts (26)

Agree: Sprint Banks on WiMax to Win Back Market Share

For Sprint, getting a head start on introducing 4G may be its best and last chance to repair its position in the market, which has been eroded by the company’s disastrous merger with Nextel and its lapses in customer service.

Through Clearwire, an affiliated company in which Sprint owns a 51 percent stake, Sprint is now offering the faster data service on laptops in Baltimore, Portland, Ore., and other cities for a total population of eight million people.

By the end of… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on September 30, 2009 at 12:38am — No Comments

US Leading the Way in 4G wireless technologies

According to Kevin Pritchard of Telephony On-line:

The number of long-term evolution (LTE) commitments in North America is staggering, as are the aggressive deployment schedules of carriers such as Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ, NYSE:VOD) and MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS). AT&T (NYSE:T), Bell Canada (NYSE:BCE), Telus (NYSE:TU), CenturyTel (NYSE:CTL), Cox Communications and TerreStar (NASDAQ:TSTR) all either have definitive plans to launch commercial LTE networks or trial the technology. And… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on September 29, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Please Pass the Spectrum

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the FCC and its chairman, Julius Genachowski. I think the issues they are examining and decisions they are making are very important to the communications industry – especially for wireless – so I wanted to take a few minutes to review and discuss the latest.

Last week, the FCC opened a “… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on September 28, 2009 at 11:34am — 5 Comments

Uplink interference in WiMAX

One of the prime concerns for WiMAX network designers is to eliminate the unwanted signals from network. Unlike traditional Single carrier/TDMA based systems, WiMAX 16e requires greater understanding of frequency allocations because of OFDMA based scheduling. Most licenses issued by the regulators around the World do not allow leverage of planning with frequency re-use patterns of 3x3x3 and designers have to persist with re-use patterns of 1x3x3.

One of the factors that influence the… Continue

Added by Farrukh Feroze Ali on September 27, 2009 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

Will Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) be a commercial success or dead on arrival?

The term MID has been around for almost five years, coined by Intel to denote a device footprint somewhere between a smart phone and netbook/ notebook PCs. But very few have hit the market. For a very long time, we've been asking "Where are the WiMAX MIDs hiding?"

Please see: http://www.wimax360.com/profiles/blogs/where-are-the-wimax-mids

We can think of only one WiMAX MID- the Samsung Mondi- which is sold for use on Clearwire's CLEAR network. Smaller vendors, such as Viliv in… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on September 27, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

How Clearwire, other WiMAX operators would spend broadband stimulus funds

Clearwire has applied for $40 million in stimulus funds under the U.S. Broadband Recovery Act. Meanwhile, several other WiMAX companies have asked for $1 million to $87 million in grants and loans to expand their broadband services, according to an Internet report. A Clearwire subsidiary has applied for $19.4 million to be used in "underserved" areas within 112 miles of Detroit and $20.3 million in Puerto Rico.

Business WiMax provider TowerStream Corp. has already revealed that it… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on September 25, 2009 at 2:50pm — 2 Comments

WiMAX in Hawaii

Last week I was invited to Hawaii by the General Manager with Clearwire to see a preview of the upcoming WiMAX launch. The new brand for Clearwire in WiMAX will be called Clear(TM). This was a very exciting experience because up until then I had never seen WiMAX in action. Our company has over 25 dealers actively selling Clearwire in Hawaii and their excitment was as much as mine. While it was all work and no play for me in Hawaii, I really can't complain. Playing with the products, getting a… Continue

Added by Bryan Lee on September 25, 2009 at 2:07pm — 3 Comments

ERF Wireless to build 90 WiMAX 3.65-GHz transmission locations in the U.S.

ERF Wireless, a leading provider of enterprise-class wireless broadband products and services, announced today that it has obtained FCC approval for nearly 90 WiMAX 3.65-GHz transmission locations. These locations provide directed broadband coverage for the most strategic oil and natural gas development and production areas in the United States and are specifically targeted by ERF Wireless to enhance their already accelerated technology deployment and revenue growth in this sector. These… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on September 25, 2009 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Intel's Priority: A Total Mobile Computing Experience

INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 23, 2009 – At its developer conference today, Intel Corporation demonstrated how from handhelds and netbooks for light-computing to the balanced performance and style of ultra-thin laptops to full-function laptop computing, the company delivers the right combination of priorities for every mobile experience. The Intel Developer Forum keynote by David (Dadi) Perlmutter, executive vice president and general manager, Intel Architecture Group, also marked… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on September 24, 2009 at 11:57am — 3 Comments

Could Deutsche Telekom plug Clearwire's $2bn funding gap? Funding urgently needed to complete CLEAR buildouts

Quest for 4G could see Deutsche Telekom plug Clearwire's $2bn funding gap

By Nick Wood , Total Telecom

Wednesday 23 September 2009

Report claims German incumbent in talks with Clearwire, MetroPCS over T-Mobile USA gaining access to their networks.

Deutsche Telekom is in talks with Clearwire and MetroPCS over gaining access to their networks in a bid to expand the reach of T-Mobile USA, and one possible outcome could see the German telco agree to fund… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on September 23, 2009 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

EE Times: WiMAX ‘still has a lot to prove’

Starting from a small base, WiMAX posted the highest rate of growth of all wireless access technologies for the second quarter of 2009, says analyst ABI Research. “WiMAX achieved … 74 percent growth compared to the previous quarter,” says Jake Saunders, vice-president for forecasting at the company. “The installed base of WiMAX stood at a little over three million subscriptions, but it is a sign that the battle for the 4G market is not an automatic victory for LTE.”

Both IEEE 802.16d and… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on September 23, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Webinar about WiMAX in spanish

Webinar "Wimax for professional networks" (in spanish)

Join us for a Webinar on October 7

Space is limited.


Quobis presenta desde un punto de vista de mercado las aplicaciones profesionales que se pueden implementar sobre redes IP de banda ancha en movilidad, como es el caso de WiMAX Mobile (IEEE 802.16e).

Se detallarán escenarios de…

Added by Iago Soto (www.quobis.com) on September 22, 2009 at 6:31am — No Comments

Sprint to launch Android phone that supports WiMAX- when?

Lots of rumors on the net today that Sprint will release a cell phone that supports WiMAX and EV-DO (possibly WiFi as well). Analysts are suggesting that Android will be the platform used and that Samsung might be the manufacturer of the handset. Others have suggested HTC.

This is NOT a new rumor. In Feb 2009, we reported that:

Sprint may sell tri-mode phone in 2010 that will include VoiP over… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on September 21, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

FCC Proposal on Bandwidth a Boon for Consumers and Silicon Valley, Blow to Telecoms

The U.S. government plans to propose broad new rules Monday that would force Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally, seeking to give consumers greater freedom to use their computers or cellphones to enjoy videos, music and other legal services that hog bandwidth.

The move would make good on a campaign promise to Silicon Valley supporters like Google Inc. from President Barack Obama, but will trigger a battle with phone and cable companies like AT&T Inc. and Comcast… Continue

Added by Kobe Wadsworth on September 19, 2009 at 12:31pm — 6 Comments

Epicenter The Business of Tech FCC Expected To Announce Support of Net Neutrality Monday

Epicenter The Business of Tech FCC Expected To Announce Support of Net Neutrality Monday

By Ryan Singel September 18, 2009 | 7:46 pm | Categories: Broadband, Enterprise Federal regulators next week are expected to seek to turn controversial “net neutrality” principles into formal rules intended to give the nation’s computer users the right to use whatever services and devices they like without interference from their ISPs.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is widely expected to… Continue

Added by Kobe Wadsworth on September 19, 2009 at 11:14am — 2 Comments

Could it be true: Clearwire CEO Open To Switching from WiMAX to LTE?

Our take: We find this (and similar) articles very hard to believe. Clearwire doesn't have enough cash to fund its mobile WiMAX buildouts for next year, so how could it get the money to switch to LTE? Cell towers and spectrum are certainly important assets that are tech independent, but what about all the hardware infrastructure costs and new software that would have to be created to support LTE? It is not at all an easy switch out, IMHO.

Does anyone disagree? If so,… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on September 17, 2009 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Clearwire CEO Says Smartphones coming to CLEAR- but when?

During his keynote at 4G World in Chicago, Clearwire CEO Bill Morrow Morrow said that only a "4G" network like Clearwire’s CLEAR could exploit the true potential of Apple's iPhone. Morrow showed video clips of two iPhones mounted side by side in a moving car, each accessing Google Earth and streamed videos. One iPhone was linked to AT&T’s high-speed packet access network, while the other connected to Clearwire’s WiMax network via the iPhone’s WiFi connection and a Clearwire 4G router.… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on September 16, 2009 at 6:08pm — 2 Comments

LBS and Advertising on WiMax

Telcograde just launched a combined LBS and (mobile) advertising solution for WiMax networks. LBS is not as accurate as GPS but sufficient for advertising purposes and social networks. GPS can be integrated if available on the terminals. The advertising campaign management supports banners, messaging, IM, ODPs, voice and video.

Added by Stefan Emunds on September 16, 2009 at 3:55am — 2 Comments

Clearwire signs MOU to enable its subscribers to get mobile WiMAX coverage in Moscow and Tokyo

Clearwire Press Release:

Clearwire Begins Global Roaming Collaboration with WiMAX Operators

Memorandum of Understanding Lays Foundation for Global Roaming Capabilities with UQ Communications of Japan and Yota of Russia

KIRKLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 14, 2009-- Clearwire Communications, LLC, an operating subsidiary of Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR), announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with WiMAX operators UQ Communications of… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on September 15, 2009 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Time Warner will launch mobile WiMAX in Hawaii in 2010

Time Warner Cable said it will resell Clearwire's mobile WiMAX service in Hawaii early next year. A company spokesman told FeirceWireless that Time Warner Cable also will launch service in Greensboro and Raleigh, N.C., by year-end. The markets join Dallas and Charlotte, N.C., which the cable vendor announced in late July.

Read more: http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/time-warner-bringing-mobile-wimax-hawaii-2010/2009-09-10#ixzz0QltQpuN1

Comment: We are most pleased… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on September 11, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

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