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Intel buys Infineon’s Wireless division in $1.4bn deal: WiMAX and LTE the focus

Intel buys Infineon’s Wireless division in $1.4bn deal: WiMAX and LTE the focus

Intel has announced a $1.4bn cash deal to buy Infineon's Wireless Solutions (WLS) business, maintaining the 3G, WiFi, WiMAX and LTE company as a separate venture but also dipping liberally into their expertise for upcoming Intel products and strategy.  This relatively hands-off approach to running Infineon is likely to placate the company's existing customers - which includes Apple, who source their WiFi+3G chipset for the iPad from the firm - while will also see them continuing to supply ARM-based chipsets together with Intel silicon.

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Clearwire to Begin Testing Co-Existence of WiMax and LTE in the Fall

Clearwire to Begin Testing Co-Existence of WiMax and LTE in the Fall

Right now, Clearwire's 4G network is based entirely on the WiMax technology. The same one that Sprint uses for their own infrastructure. But, Clear has come forward in the past to say that they've never counted Long Term Evolution (LTE) out, and now with this new report, it looks like they're strengthening that statement. With tests planned in the Fall of this year, Clear will take a hard look at LTE.

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Sprint 4G spreads: 48 areas now with WiMAX

Sprint 4G spreads: 48 areas now with WiMAX

We already know that Sprint are looking to 4G to salve their fortunes, and so news that the WiMAX network is spreading can only be a good thing for investors and for data-hungry users.  Fresh to feel the warm touch of 4G on their skin are Modesto and Stockton, California; Jacksonville, Florida, Wilmington, Delaware; and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

That now makes forty-eight metropolitan areas with WiMAX coverage - the full list is in the press release below - and Sprint reckon subscribers will see up to ten-times the performance of a regular 3G connection.

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Sprint 4G spreads: WiMAX in 43 areas, New York by end of 2010

Sprint 4G spreads: WiMAX in 43 areas, New York by end of 2010

The flagship device to use it may be rarer than hens' teeth but that hasn't stopped Sprint from pushing 4G market growth, with seven new metropolitan areas getting access to the WiMAX goodness.  Rochester, N.Y., Syracuse, N.Y., Merced, Calif., Visalia, Calif., Eugene, Ore., Tri-Cities, Wash., and Yakima, Wash. take Sprint's coverage to 43 markets, though there's still a significant absence in high-profile areas like NYC.  According to Sprint's Dan Hesse, New York should see WiMAX arrive by the end of 2010.

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HTC EVO 4G shortages undermine Sprint’s WiMAX advantage admits Hesse

HTC EVO 4G shortages undermine Sprint’s WiMAX advantage admits Hesse

Sprint's patchy stock of the HTC EVO 4G has limited the impact of their early entrance into the 4G market, according to CEO Dan Hesse, telling the WSJ that "we thought we would have more of a head start than we'll end up having."  HTC says the delay in handsets is down to shortages in stocks of components like touchscreens, and that they're looking to new suppliers to boost production capacity; according to HTC spokesman Keith Nowak, the company is even monitoring flights to the US to get last-minute shipping space for the EVO 4G - and the Verizon Droid Incredible, similarly in short supply - as it rolls fresh off the production line and thus speed up availability.

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Intel axe WiMAX Program Office (and surprise the Taiwanese government)

Intel axe WiMAX Program Office (and surprise the Taiwanese government)

Intel has apparently surprised its WiMAX partners by deciding to axe its WiMAX Program Office, prompting questions among the industry as to its commitment to technologies related to the 4G network standard.  According to DigiTimes, Intel failed to notify the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs - which it has a cooperation agreement and memorandum of understanding (MOU) with - in advance, a decision which has led to speculation that the government may decide to cooperate with ARM, AMD and others in future.

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Clear fit WiMAX to Intel Core notebooks at Best Buy

Clear fit WiMAX to Intel Core notebooks at Best Buy

Clearwire has announced that it plans to slot WiMAX modems into all the Intel Core based notebooks at Best Buy by the holidays, in an attempt to drum up business for their 4G network.  It's unclear what affect the 4G modems will have on the price - systems tipped to be included in the promotion are the Dell Inspiron 14, Dell Inspiron 15, Dell Mini 10, and Toshiba Satellite M645, among others - but if buyers opt for a two-year CLEAR agreement they'll get a $100 rebate.

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Yota is first to transition from WiMax to LTE

Yota is first to transition from WiMax to LTE

Not too long ago we started to hear that Clear Wire and Sprint were making movies that gave them more flexilbity. Part of the flexibility was making it easier for the companies to move from WiMax to LTE for 4G coverage if they desire. WiMax is still the most widely used 4G service around the world and there are a number of 4G networks in use in cities across the globe as the image below shows.

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Sprint Will Stick to WiMAX for Now but is Still Considering LTE for the Future

Sprint Will Stick to WiMAX for Now but is Still Considering LTE for the Future

Sprint's 4G endeavors are far from secret. They really do enjoy their big lead in the 4G race, and so far they don't look like they're slowing down any time soon. Their decision to go with WiMax may have not made everyone in the United States the happiest, and it may have even confused a few others, but for Sprint it made all the sense in the world. WiMax was a trusted way to get their 4G footprint implanted, and considering they wanted to be the first out the gate with any kind of 4G strength, they had to go with WiMax. But, that's not stopping Dan Hesse from looking to the future, and other technologies.

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