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Clearwire announces first 31 LTE cities

Clearwire announces first 31 LTE cities

Clearwire has announced the first round of cities that will be receiving its LTE service when it launches in early 2013. A total of 31 will be served, including New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle. Clearwire say that whey will be targeting areas that have the most demand for LTE service, as well as locations where it can accommodate the necessary capacity resources.

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NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband offers free WiMAX

NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband offers free WiMAX

NetZero has launched a new, low-cost 4G data network, NetZero 4G Mobile Broadband, offering contract-free access from $9.95 per month. Available in around 80 US cities, the new Mobile Broadband system offers a choice of a USB modem or a WiFi hotspot for up to eight devices simultaneously, while 4G service itself can be intentionally speed-capped so as to prolong the data allowance.

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Google ditches Clearwire stock

Google ditches Clearwire stock

Google has ditched its stake in Clearwire, selling off its 6.5-percent of Class A stock in the WiMAX carrier for $47m, well below market value. The news was confirmed in a SEC filing today, with a separate letter from Google revealing that Google is looking for $1.60 per share, while Clearwire stock is currently selling for $2.27.

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Clearwire Clear Hub Express and Clear Spot Voyager WiMax hotspots revealed

Clearwire Clear Hub Express and Clear Spot Voyager WiMax hotspots revealed

Clearwire has released information on price and release for a couple of new hotspots, both of them running on their current WiMAX 4G network. The first is a $99 wifi router mobile hotspot combination device called Clear Hub Express, it made for both your home and your mobile office. The Clear Spot Voyager, on the other hand, is a $124 device and the ability to run WiMAX wirelessly to eight devices for up to six hours on its own internal battery. These come amid Clearwire upgrading their network to LTE, but stick to WiMAX in the interim.

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Sprint allegedly in talks to buyout Clearwire for LTE

Sprint allegedly in talks to buyout Clearwire for LTE

Sprint is reportedly in talks with cable companies to buyout Clearwire, which has recently announced adoption of 4G LTE and its need for funding to build out the new network. The carrier is already invested in Clearwire, but may seek to buyout the remaining portion of the company and may do so jointly with Comcast and other cable partners.

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Clearwire Adding 120Mbps LTE And LTE Advanced To Its Network

Clearwire Adding 120Mbps LTE And LTE Advanced To Its Network

Alas, it seems the head-to-head competition between WiMAX and LTE has found a winner. Clearwire, the leader in WiMAX network development and a wholesale network provider, has today announced that it will be adding LTE and LTE Advanced, a move that to some indicates the company has acknowledged defeat. However, the company insists that they will continue WiMAX development and support.

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Clear Spot 4G Mobile Hotspot With New LCD Display Hits The FCC

Clear Spot 4G Mobile Hotspot With New LCD Display Hits The FCC

Clearwire looks to be readying a new mobile hotspot device for their Clear 4G WiMAX network. New documents passed through the FCC today revealing that the device is manufactured by Gemtek with a model number WIXFMM-122. The new mobile hotspot will likely be marketed as the Clear Spot 4G.

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Clearwire shutters Rover “youth” WiMAX brand

Clearwire shutters Rover “youth” WiMAX brand

Clearwire has confirmed that it is shuttering its Rover pre-pay brand, replacing it with its own no-contract plans. The company told FierceWireless that Rover was only ever "offered on a limited retail basis in a couple markets" and was seen as a way "to test some new pay-as-you-go pricing options." There's no word on whether the Rover Puck mobile hotspot will be made available as a CLEAR Spot.

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Clearwire CEO and two execs exit WiMAX carrier

Clearwire CEO and two execs exit WiMAX carrier

Clearwire has lost three top executives including CEO Bill Morrow, who has resigned for "personal reasons." The news comes shortly after a lawsuit was filed against the company, alleging Clearwire throttled home WiMAX connections and did not provide the high-speed internet service that it had promised.

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Sprint teases full US LTE network as soon as 2013 in Clearwire negotiations

Sprint teases full US LTE network as soon as 2013 in Clearwire negotiations

Sprint has suggested it could have a nationwide 4G LTE network in place and operational by the end of 2013, though the carrier's apparent consideration of LTE could well be in part a negotiating tactic with its Clearwire WiMAX partner. Steve Elfman, Sprint's president of network operations and wholesale, confirmed this week that the carrier could have LTE operation and devices on the marker by 2012, FierceWireless reports; however, Elfman also said no final decision would be made until midway through this year.

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Clearwire Reportedly Shutting Down Retail Operations

Clearwire Reportedly Shutting Down Retail Operations

Clearwire is hurting for cash and has been implementing strategies to save up since fourth quarter last year with cutting jobs and canceling some retail launches. However, according to the WSJ's sources, it has now officially decided to abandon its retail operations and focus on growing its network as a wholesale 4G WiMax provider.

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Clear iSpot 4G hotspot discontinued

Clear iSpot 4G hotspot discontinued

Only a few weeks ago Clear was offering its iDevice specific 4G hotspot at a discount for the holidays. The device normally sold for $99 and during the holiday special, you could pick it up for $20. At the time some may have wondered if the special deal was a hint that the thing wasn’t selling that well rather than just holiday cheer on Clear's part.

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