August 26, 2010

Taiwan government authorities astounded at Intel WiMAX move

Intel’s announcement regarding its support on the WiMAX technology became very popular as the company’s decision affected the concerns of many people. According to the Taipei Times (one of the leading newspapers in Taiwan), a government official said that the authorities are trying to look at the possible consequences that the Intel move will have on both local WiMAX equipment producers and on its own scheme on LTE, which were already quite obvious.

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May 26, 2010

What Exactly Is '4G'?

First and foremost, there is no "iPhone 4G." This is a misnomer created by people who don't know what's what. Whatever Apple decides to call the next version of the iPhone, it most likely won't be the 4G -- for several reasons. The iPhone 3G was called the 3G because it added 3G to what was previously a 2.5G device. T
 
he likelihood of Apple adding a 4G radio to support 4G networks that aren't even available yet is slim to none. And while the 2010 iPhone will be the fourth version of the iPhone, I believe Apple is smart enough to avoid the 4G label. So what, then, is 4G?

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December 14, 2009

Intel has no plans to bid for Wimax spectrum

Chip maker Intel, a key player in the wireless broadband technology (Wimax), today said it has no plans to bid for Wimax spectrum auction, which is due to happen later next month.

"We have no such plans (to bid for Wimax spectrum auction) it is for the operator to go for this. We will do what we are best at... to make platform and get the devices up there," Intel South Asia Managing Director (Sales and Marketing) R Sivakumar said here.

Sivakumar was replying to a query if Intel being a pioneer in deploying wireless technology in the world would be interested to bid for Wimax spectrum auction scheduled to happen in January.

Yesterday, Intel and BSNL launched wireless broadband services in Jaipur.

Source:
PTI

November 10, 2009

Clearwire to raise more than $1.5 billion to expand WiMax network

Clearwire Corp said on Tuesday that it would raise $1.564 billion from its current investors including $1.176 billion from Sprint Nextel to help fund a high-speed wireless network it is building.

Along with Sprint and its cable partners, Clearwire, founded by wireless pioneer Craig McCaw, is competing with the dominant U.S. mobile providers Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc (T.N) in the race to sign up consumers to lucrative services such as mobile Web surfing.

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October 05, 2009

Clearwire Woos Developer Crowd with Free WiMax in Silicon Valley

Clearwire, the foremost flag-bearer for the WiMax flavor of 4G wireless service worldwide, has launched a free WiMax network for the developer community in Silicon Valley. The "Innovation Network," as Clearwire has dubbed it, covers 20 square miles of the valley, and is intended to hit the developer community where it lives.

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July 01, 2009

Comcast to offer 4G wireless broadband service

 
 
The largest cable operator in the U.S. will launch the new service in Portland, Ore. And it will expand the service to other Comcast cities later in the year, including Atlanta, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Comcast invested in the new Clearwire in 2008, along with Google, Intel, Time Warner Cable, and Sprint Nextel, which gave Clearwire its 2.5GHz spectrum.

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April 13, 2009

Panorama Antennas Announces a New Range of WiMAX Antennas

Panorama Antenna's range of WiMAX antennas are designed to provide efficient infill and improved terminal coverage for real world applications such as wireless internet access, machine to machine data transfer and smart metering. Panorama also offers a range of multiple antenna systems which can radically improve the performance of WiMAX networks operating MIMO technology.

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February 03, 2009

Nortel Exits Mobile WiMAX Business

Nortel is saying good-bye to its mobile WiMAX business and jumping head-first on the LTE train.  The company is working with Alvarion to transition its joint mobile WiMAX customers to Alvarion. Nortel is not exiting the fixed WiMAX space.

Nortel employs about 500 people to support mobile WiMAX, according to spokesman Ryan Hill, and it’s not clear how many of them might end up at Alvarion. The two companies combined efforts last year to integrate Alvarion’s radio access technology with Nortel’s core network and backhaul solutions.

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November 10, 2008

Kalimat Telecom launches WiMax network in Baghdad, Iraq

Kalimat Telecom, Iraq's national telecom network launched the first WiMax network in Baghdad. The $500 million project is the national Fixed Wireless Local Loop (WLL) Telephony and Data provider aiming to serve 28 million Iraqi citizens. Barely five percent penetration in Iraq for obvious security problems there in the past, but with the improving situation, Kalimat Telecom is now poised to take off and plans to secure 60 percent of Iraqi subscribers in the next two years.

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November 05, 2008

Federal regulators give approval for formation of new Clearwire

United States federal regulators today gave Sprint Nextel the green light to spin off and merge its XOHM mobile broadband network with that of Clearwire.  The XOHM brand is expected to remain as the new entity takes shape.  A Clearwire shareholder vote is planned for later this month.

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September 05, 2008

Satellite Guys To WiMAX: Why You Hate Us!

When it comes to wireless broadband, WiMAX is one technology that has some bad juju. You have two of its premier proponents in the U.S., Clearwire and Sprint, riding leaky boats in rocky financial seas. You have LTE as a potential competitor, thanks to backing from AT&T and Verizon. And now there is a new report out that says WiMAX causes interference with satellite communications transmitted in the C band frequency.

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June 10, 2008

Open Patent Alliance Formed to Advance WiMAX 4G Technology

To accelerate the widespread adoption and deployment of WiMAX technology and products, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Clearwire, Intel Corporation, Samsung Electronics and Sprint today announced the formation of the Open Patent Alliance (OPA). The OPA will advance a competitive and open intellectual property rights model, thus stimulating a larger WiMAX industry that supports innovation through broader choice and lower equipment and service costs for WiMAX technology, devices and applications globally.

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May 08, 2008

Google & Clearwire uses WiMax to Pave Internet Autobahn

 
Clearwire isn't the latest Google acquisition. The Internet search giant, though, has joined a group of blue-chip corporate investors in the new Sprint-Nextel bailout of Clearwire -- a move that will save WiMax and further Google's innovations in mobile search.
 
Clearwire and Sprint Nextel said today they plan to merge their wireless broadband units to create a $14.55 billion communications company. Sprint Nextel will own a majority equity stake (51 percent) in the new joint venture.

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May 07, 2008

Clearwire and Sprint to (finally) form a wireless company

Editor's Note:  Well I am glad they finally agreed on details for this.  Clearwire is a good service (I use it) that really needs proper backing so it can expand into more markets and hopefully they can enhance the service like having a map that shows me where there towers are so I can point my modem it the towers direction to reduce my latency.  I hope someone from Clearwire reads this post.  Contact me if needed.
 
Clearwire and Sprint Nextel are planning to merge their wireless broadband units to create a new $14.55 billion wireless communications company.

The new company, to be named Clearwire, will receive a $3.2 billion investment from Intel Corp., Google Inc., Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc. and Bright House Networks. The investment is based on a target price of $20 per Clearwire share and will give the companies a 22 percent stake in the new venture.

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March 18, 2008

Azulstar to Upgrade its Existing Municipal Wi-Fi Networks with WiMax

Azulstar today announced that it is enhancing all of its existing municipal Wi-Fi networks with WiMax technology, using equipment from Airspan Networks and Redline Communications.
 
The networks being upgraded include Grand Haven, MI - America's first municipal Wi-Fi network, which recently entered its 5th year of operation, and are part of larger regional WiMax rollouts by Azulstar across 15 cities in the mid- and southwest USA including Grand Rapids, MI and Albuquerque, NM.

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March 06, 2008

WiMAX Interfering with Satellite Communications

The Satellite Users Interference Reduction Group (SUIRG) has published the results of tests it has carried out which is warning that WiMAX communications pose a significant interference threat to satellite signals transmitted in the satellite C-band frequency.

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February 22, 2008

WiMAX as a Military Technology?

Nortel Government Solutions is working with the US Department of Defense to explore possibilities for military use of WiMAX. An ideal situation for the Department of Defense would be a powerful wireless network that could instantly connect “anytime, anywhere” whether in the air, on the ground, or at sea.

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February 20, 2008

Rumor: Intel to Reunite Sprint and Clearwire With $2 Billion WiMax Infusion

A new report from TheStreet claims that Sprint and Clearwire could be reuniting thanks to a $2 billion investment from another WiMax champion, Intel. Before Sprint tore up the existing WiMax agreement it forged with Clearwire, the plan was to split the cost of building a nationwide network between the two companies.

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January 17, 2008

VCs Invest $60 Million with Two WiMAX Providers

Six years into its painfully slow emergence into the telecommunications mainstream, WiMAX, a wireless broadband technology with which VCs have had a fitful relationship, seems to be picking up steam among investors again.

The beneficiaries of the latest round of VC support are DigitalBridge, an Auburn, Virginia-based WiMAX service provider, which received $20 million in funding; and Enforta, a Moscow-based operator which on Wednesday said it got $40 million.

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December 11, 2007

Hong Kong Brings Forward Wimax Spectrum Auction to 2008

Hong Kong’s OFTA has brought forward the auction of licenses for Wimax and other high-speed wireless technologies to the fourth quarter of next year. Marion Lai, director-general of telecommunications at telecom regulator OFTA, said the government would auction spectrum in the 2.5-2.69GHz bands by the fourth quarter together with an auction of 2.3 GHz spectrum for Broadband Wireless Access Services, which already had been planned for Q4 2008. Operators are expected to launch services in 2009.

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November 10, 2007

Clearwire and Sprint End WiMax Network-Building Partnership

Sprint Nextel and Clearwire Corp. scrapped plans to build a high-speed wireless network together after the ouster of Sprint Chief Executive Officer Gary Forsee. Clearwire shares dropped 25 percent. Clearwire, the network company founded by mobile-phone pioneer Craig McCaw, and Sprint said July 19 they would complete the agreement within 60 days. Forsee departed last month after Sprint lost customers and investors including Ralph Whitworth questioned whether the venture was too expensive.

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November 07, 2007

WiMax in Brazil

 
 
Note:  The more I keep reading it seems like Brazil has been on the cutting edge on a couple advancement.  The other one that comes to mind of their new found export of the bio-fuel ethanol. 
 
For some time now, Brazil has been thought of as a key market for WiMax. The country’s low level of wired broadband access is no where near proportionate to its geographic size, making it a prime location for WiMax deployment.

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October 19, 2007

WiMAX Becomes Recognized 3G Technology

On October 18, 2007 the ITU Radiocommunication Assembly in Geneva adopted inclusion of WiMAX into the IMT-2000 family of technologies. This significant decision will make WiMAX as one of the approved IMT technologies and increase the adoption WiMAX in the world.  This latest decision puts WiMAX on the same level playing field as other 3G technologies such as UMTS”.

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September 27, 2007

Google Wireless Network Could Cost Almost $17 Billion to Build

Note:  My vote is do it.  The more Google build's independent access to the people who keep the lights on "search users" the better position they will be in for the future where we will have more players competing for the same pie.

It could cost as much as $12 billion and take as long as three years to build a national wireless network from scratch, Google's Washington telecom and media counsel said Sept. 25. That would be on top of a minimum of $4.6 billion to buy the spectrum.

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September 14, 2007

WiMax Case Study: Ertach’s WiMAX Experience in Argentina

Ertach was founded in 1998 by Millicom International Cellular and the business group Sociedad Comercial del Plata (SCP). In that year, Ertach was awarded licenses of 50 MHz of spectrum in the 3.4-3.7 GHz frequency band for data transmission and value-added services. Today, the company is one of the leading providers of broadband wireless solutions in Argentina and Latin America. But the success they enjoys today was not an easy battle. The company commented to us about the challenges they overcame in order to occupy their present position in the Argentinean market.

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