Broadcom: We’re not confident about WiMAX in the U.S. any more

Broadcom: We're not confident about WiMAX in the U.S. any more

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

With Sprint and Clearwire curtailing their WiMAX efforts, it appears the U.S.’ first 4G network will be the first to go.

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August 11, 2011

Clearwire says it will build LTE into its existent network, just like Sprint

Clearwire says it will build LTE into its existent network, just like Sprint

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

Clearwire, the United States’ only nationwide WiMAX network announced on Wednesday that it intends to add TDD-LTE to its catalog of services based on its existing 4G infrastructure. The announcement comes just one week after Sprint announced a similar plan with new partner LightSquared

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August 4, 2011

Sprint and Clearwire at odds over 4G-capable devices that only use 3G

Sprint and Clearwire at odds over 4G-capable devices that only use 3G

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

Sprint HTC EVO
WiMAX network operator Clearwire is in arbitration talks with its majority shareholder Sprint, an SEC filing from Clearwire revealed today. The two companies are in dispute over dual-mode WiMAX phones such as the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung Epic and the wholesale charges they incur.

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November 12, 2010

Clear’s board shakeup a possible sign of T-Mobile deal


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By Ed Oswald, Betanews

In a surprising move said to address antitrust law change concerns, all Sprint executives nominated to Clearwire’s board stepped down late Thursday. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, president of strategy and corporate initiatives Keith Cowan, and network operations and wholesale chief Steven Elfman have sat on the board since 2008’s merger of Xohm and Clearwire.

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October 2, 2010

WiMAX not living up to customers’ expectations

WiMAX not living up to customers' expectations

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

In the midst of my own Comcast outage today, I began to contemplate the alternatives to my current cable Internet connection and the satisfaction of customers elsewhere. Being a Baltimore native, I’m fortunate enough to have a number of options at my disposal, including WiMAX. It’s a technology that I’ve frequently covered here at Betanews, and one which we’ve been following for a long time.

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September 18, 2009

Clearwire snags WiMAX leftovers


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By Tim Conneally, Betanews

WiMAX operator Clearwire
has acquired
the remaining WiMAX licenses from Oneida Communications for an undisclosed amount. Last year, Oneida sold the majority of its licenses to Sprint, but held onto an unspecified number, which now belong to Clearwire. The company did not divulge how many licenses each company obtained or which markets will benefit from the acquisitions.

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June 26, 2009