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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Clearwire' (34)

Where was Clearwire at Sprint Developers Conference?

Clearwire participated in only one session - on their LBS capability. But it is is not clear if there are any advantages of Clearwire's LBS capability over the equivalent LBS functionality from Sprint Developers Program? Which one could be more accurate in pinpointng location?

At that CLEAR LBS session, I was told Clearwire announced a "4G API" that replaces the "Common API" they talked about at last year's conference. I requested more information about this…


Added by Alan J Weissberger on November 2, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Sprint can support both LTE and Mobile WiMAX in same geographical area; uncertain about future plans(LTE vs WiMAX 2.0)

At his Oct 27 Sprint Developers Conference keynote, CEO Dan Hesse was asked about Sprint's plans for LTE. He answered that Sprint and Clearwire collectively have enough spectrum to support both from the same cell tower. In other words, the existing or soon to be "4G" (Mobile WiMAX) customers would not be abandoned.

Mr.Hesse said the company had not decided whether to deploy any version of LTE or IEEE 802.16m - WiMAX 2.0. 4G Director Todd Rowley told…


Added by Alan J Weissberger on October 28, 2010 at 11:32am — 1 Comment

Workshop Report: Clearwire on track with rollouts and app tools, but MSO partners struggle with Business Models

Clearwire briefed potential application developers at a well attended CLEAR Developer workshop in Santa Clara, CA on March 2, 2010. The key sessions were Upcoming 4G WiMAX APIs and Tools, The 4G WiMAX Business Opportunity for Developers, and the wrap up session revealing where Clearwire is now and where they're going. You can find all the Sessions and speakers here……


Added by Alan J Weissberger on March 5, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Growing WiMAX

As many of you might have seen, this week saw the continued expansion of WiMAX technology across the country, through network launches by Clearwire, Towerstream and Time Warner.

Clearwire announced two new markets – Honolulu and Seattle. As Kevin Fitchard from Telephony notes in an article, this marks the end of the company’s… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on December 4, 2009 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Score One More for WiMAX - Clearwire Secures Additional Funding

The WSJ’s Jeffrey McCracken and Don Clark reported yesterday that Clearwire has secured an additional $1.5 billion in financing to build out its nationwide WiMAX network.

The article noted, “Sprint would invest $1 billion and its Clearwire joint venture partners, a group which includes Comcast Corp., Intel… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on November 9, 2009 at 3:14pm — 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

Four articles in one: Clearwire's new infrastructure vendors, earnings and sub growth, CLEAR build-out plans, and SPRINT WiMAX cities


Editors Note: Clearwire said they won't reveal the number of CLEAR only subs till sometime next year. The subscriber number they state in their press release is the combined total for pre-WiMAX and CLEAR subscribers.

Does anyone know what "Base station switching" is?… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on August 12, 2009 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Clearwire Confirmed to Roll Out WiMAX in Atlanta and Las Vegas

Recently in Clearwire’s Q1 earnings call,Clearwire confirmed the next CLEAR WiMAX network cities will be Atlanta and Las Vegas.

Clearwire presumably will officially launch WiMAX service on June 1st in Atlanta as information I found on the web.

William T. Morrow, CEO of Clearwire, said in Clearwire’s earnings call, “Our market launch plans have not changed and a number… Continue

Added by bermandt on May 19, 2009 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Cisco and Clearwire – An Alliance Made in WiMAX

It was a busy week in the telecom world. One piece of news that caught my eye was that Clearwire and Cisco have formed an alliance. Cisco will provide network equipment for Clearwire and also plans to build mobile WiMAX devices for the company down the line. As of now, both companies are being vague about what kind of devices this… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on May 15, 2009 at 5:09pm — 5 Comments

Clearwire and Cisco ink a deal

I won't replicate the whole darn press release here, but you can see the whole text at the link below:


KIRKLAND, Wash., and SAN JOSE, Calif., May 13, 2009 – Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR) and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today an alliance designed to enhance and expand CLEARTM 4G mobile WiMAX services throughout the United States. Under terms of the agreement, Clearwire has selected Cisco as its national… Continue

Added by Paul Sergeant on May 14, 2009 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

Clear in the Atlanta Air

I saw on WiMAX.com recently that Clearwire’s site indicates it is now offering its “Clear” WiMAX service in Atlanta.

As the article notes, “This is great news and a significant milestone for the industry.” I am pleased to hear that Clearwire continues to grow its coverage… Continue

Added by Jeff Thompson on May 11, 2009 at 10:22am — 1 Comment

Verizon Wireless' accelerated LTE launch puts Clearwire under pressure to roll out Mobile WiMAX in more U.S. cities

Verizon Wireless (VZW) will introduce Long Term Evolution (LTE) service in two "pre-commercial" cities later this year before a broader deployment next year, Chief Technology Officer Dick Lynch said this week. The LTE deployment is planned as a data service initially for laptop users, based on usage. No pricing plans were announced. The peak rate is 60Mbps, based on VZW's LTE trials in Minneapolis,MN, Columbus, OH, northern New Jersey and several European locations. Verizon CTO Richard Lynch… Continue

Added by Alan J Weissberger on February 19, 2009 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Baltimore Xohm Users: Are You Out There?

Looking for users of the XOHM (now Clear) WiMax service in Baltimore... speak up and let us hear how the service is! Especially interested in any small business users.

Add your experiences in the comments, or email them to me at kaps at sidecutreports dot com.

Added by Paul Kapustka on December 20, 2008 at 12:54am — No Comments

Clearwire launches WiMAX in Portland: Speed test results

Dailywireless has reported the results of speed tests in Portland. It looks like it does offer a significant alternative to wired providers. There is also a cost comparison available.


Added by Karthik Gajaraj on December 4, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Momentous Week in US History and not only for Obama

A Momentous Week in US History

06 Nov 2008

This week has been a momentous one in US history and not only for Obama. The FCC has taken two pathbreaking decisions this week which give a legup to WiMAX and mobile broadband in the country.

The FCC has permitted the use of White Spaces in the TV spectrum for Mobile Broadband services in another decision. The decision by FCC is indeed a key one for many reasons. First, the spectral resources can no longer be afford to be… Continue

Added by Amitabh Kumar on November 6, 2008 at 6:05am — No Comments

Future of Mobile WiMAX Network in USA after the Sept 30 Launch

Sprint’s WiMAX Network XOHM officially launches on 8th October 2008

The Mobile WiMAX network of Sprint, XOHM, is now officially being launched on the 8th of October 2008 at Baltimore. The announcement of the official launch comes after many delays and postponed launches for the network for a variety of reasons. The wait is finally over, with the network already “running” and providing performance as expected.

While there are many Mobile WiMAX networks in operation… Continue

Added by Amitabh Kumar on September 30, 2008 at 8:48am — No Comments

WiMax Empire Poses Continual Threat to AT&T Network

AT&T (NYSE: T) Phone Company is once again challenging the merger of Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) with Clearwire (NYSE: CLWR), whose aim is to merge both companies' WiMax assets in order to create a nationwide broadband wireless network.

This merger would be huge for Wimax, estimating a deal worth 14. 5 billion… Continue

Added by Ari Zoldan on July 29, 2008 at 4:31pm — 1 Comment

AT&T Challenges Clearwire-Sprint Merger

As we predicted in our Sidecut Report on WiMax, the "new" Clearwire deal, with its heavy-hitter lineup of investors and their $3.2 billion in capital, was sure to attract the attention of the big telcos, namely AT&T and Verizon. In our predictions we guessed that the big telcos would turn up the heat on Clearwire any way they could, and today it looks like we were right since AT&T… Continue

Added by Paul Kapustka on July 25, 2008 at 5:07pm — 2 Comments

The Sidecut Interview: Clearwire CEO Ben Wolff

Even though he's busy managing day-to-day operations for the "old" Clearwire as he also works on integration issues for the "new" Clearwire and its planned nationwide WiMax network, Clearwire CEO Ben Wolff still found time to talk to Sidecut Reports for a mid-summer update this week. In this edited transcript of our phone… Continue

Added by Paul Kapustka on July 15, 2008 at 4:36pm — 3 Comments

WiMax Update: Waiting for Intel Silicon; Xohm Looks to Sept. Launch; Clearwire Preps for Deal Close

It was sort of a perfect storm of WiMax information Monday, as an Intel Centrino2 briefing followed our personal interview with Clearwire CEO Ben Wolff, the latter for an update on the progress of the new Clearwire national WiMax network. While it will take a day or two for us to process all the info from our call with Ben… Continue

Added by Paul Kapustka on July 15, 2008 at 12:44pm — No Comments

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