Norwegian ISP replaces leased fiber with Exalt microwave backhaul

Direct Connect, an ISP bringing broadband services to rural Norway, is deploying Exalt microwave backhaul systems to extend its network into communities throughout the country, replacing fiber lines leased from a competitor as it connects community-based customer networks with the core of its network. According to DIrect Connect, the Exalt equipment helps them maintain a […]

Clearwire hits 6 million subscriber mark

Apparently the death of WiMAX has been greatly exaggerated as national nascent WiMAX provider Clearwire announced Wednesday that it has broken through the 6-million subscriber mark and expects to have more than 9 million 4G customers on its network by year end. Though nobody is expecting Clearwire to overtake cellular giants like AT&T or Verizon Wireless […]

WiMAX looks dead in India, too

Looks like WiMAX won’t have much of a future in India either. After WiMAX operators in Europe have all but closed down, now it appears that India’s WiMAX operators are keen on avoiding their fate by moving to LTE: “Indian operator Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL) has decided to indefinitely postpone its plan to roll out WiMax […]

Clearwire gets $1 billion commitment from Sprint

We’ll have more on the news later but for Clearwire it appears the next chapter of company history starts today with the announcement of a definitive agreement with majority owner Sprint gives Clearwire a minimum of $1 billion over the next two years. The (finally!) reworked deal resolves the biggest contention between the partners, namely the […]

CTIA Updates: The Clearwire Witness Protection Program… to Profitability?

If part of Clearwire’s new mantra is a low-profile, cost-savings marketing plan, its presence at CTIA couldn’t have been done better. Instead of a show-floor booth, the nascent national provider of WiMAX services took meetings in a simple gray cubicle at the very back of the meeting-room layout, with a simple block-lettered sign saying “Clearwire” […]