Clearwire’s 2011 Outlook: Wholesale Focus, Retail Continues, Looks for Profit in 2012

On a year-end financial conference call that left most of the big questions surrounding its business unanswered, nascent national WiMAX provider Clearwire Thursday nevertheless retained a bullish outlook on its ongoing operations, even predicting the possibility of becoming profitable as early as 2012. While denying rumors that it would close down or cease its retail […]

The Rise and Fall of Clearwire

With no inside knowledge, we are still expecting that Thursday’s scheduled Q4/2010 yearly earnings call from nascent national WiMAX provider Clearwire will yield some solid news about the company’s path forward, including a full explanation of the rumors that say Clearwire will ditch retail operations and focus on being a wholesale provider to partners like […]

The real problem with Clearwire’s networks

Ken Biba has sent a few comments about why Clearwire is failing and points out the flaws in their network. Ken’s firm, Novarum, has tested 3G, WiMAX and Wi-Fi networks. He says: In driving and measuring a number of ClearWire cities, it is VERY obvious that the cell site density is much lower than required […]

What sank the Clear brand: Sprint 4G smartphone success and the hybrid hotspot

From several reports leaking out Wednesday night it is becoming apparent that Clearwire’s days of having its own retail brand are at the very least numbered, if not quite yet at zero. While we are guessing there will be more real details (and perhaps some more executive departures) discussed at both the upcoming Sprint earnings call on […]

Pricing, usage challenge ahead for 4G customers

With big 4G wireless network promotions coming later this year from leading cellular providers AT&T and Verizon, it still looks like the hardest job is going to fall to the potential next-generation wireless customer — who will be forced to pick and choose from a dizzying array of devices and prices, without much help or […]