Google and cable companies get into WiMAX: what’s in it for them?

Paul Kapustka, wireless industry analyst and publisher of Sidecut Reports (also former VP of online content at Pulvermedia), thinks that the cable companies’ investment in Clearwire is a very smart move. In his most recent analyst report, Xohm Or Go Home: Why 2008 Is WiMax’s Breakout Year in the U.S. — Or Else!, he says: […]

Clearwire WiMAX network gets billions from cable, Google, Intel

Om Malik reports that the joint venture between Sprint and Clearwire will be getting billions in investment from Google, Intel, Comcast, TimeWarnerCable and Bright House Networks. The new company will be called Clearwire and will offer voice and broadband service. How open will this network be? That’s what everyone wants to know. Read more on […]

Cable plus wireless equals Comcast?

What is Comcast planning to do in the wireless space? According to Gigaom, Comcast recently hired Dave Williams, former CTO of Telefonica O2 Europe, to be SVP of wireless and technology strategy to “explore wireless options”; there’s speculation that Comcast is going to offer quadruple playbundled communications services: video, voice, data and wireless. Indeed, last […]

Will Intel help Sprint/Clearwire go national with WiMax?

That national WiMax network that Sprint/Clearwire was planning to deploy may yet crawl from the dustbin of good ideas. InformationWeek reports that Intel has entered the picture as a potential investor and that a deal to resurrect the network may be announced soon. Writer Eric Zeman cites “sources” as saying that Sprint and Clearwire “are set […]

Sprint WiMAX premieres in three cities

The New York Times reports a soft launch of Sprint’s WiMAX services is underway in Chicago, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. in preparation for a much larger launch later in the year. According to the article, Sprint’s high-speed wireless Internet division, Xohm, began offering “mobile Internet business agreements for both Web portal services and WiMAX network […]