LA, Miami and Middle America to Get WiMAX

Clearwire said today that it would expand its WiMAX network to Cincinnati, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City and St. Louis this year. Clearwire is in a race to sign up mobile broadband subscribers before the cellular operators launch their own 4G networks.…

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U.S. Carriers Are Running Out of Growth Options

It's hard to grow in a saturated market, but despite the 89 percent cell phone penetration the U.S. has, AT&T managed to pull out some impressive revenue growth, thanks to consolidation. But for U.S. carriers future growth will require new business models and applications.…

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Forget Cable's WiMAX Dreams: Cox Trials LTE Network

Cox, the nation's third-largest cable company, today said it had successfully delivered a voice call and high-definition video streaming over a fourth-generation Long Term Evolution network, but the trial raises more questions than it answers about the cable provider's 4G wireless plans.…

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Carriers Get a Wake-up Call

Carriers are rapidly losing their power in today's mobile ecosystem. To stay relevant they will have to become more agile, learn to share and use their cash to move ahead rather than play a waiting game hoping the Googles and Apples of the world will fail.…

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Clearwire Amps Up Retail Presence

Clearwire has opened retail stores in 10 U.S. cities as part of pushing its Clear WiMAX service to the masses. However, given how few WiMax-capable devices there are right now, the retail environment must seem pretty empty.…

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The Clear Dilemma

Clearwire, (s clwr) as expected, said today that it’s managed to cajole $1.56 billion out of most of its previous investors to…

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What Is It About e-Readers?

If I were to bet on a device that would benefit most from wireless access, it wouldn’t be a digital book reader, not in a nation where roughly half the people don’t read novels. A personal navigation device, an MP3 player on which one can download songs, even a handheld gaming unit all seem to be more popular with consumers — and offer better opportunities to show off wireless access. So why the focus on e-readers?…

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