Sprint Offering No ETF Cancellations to Speed up LTE Rollout


Recent changes to the way Sprint handles customers WiMAX service should make it easier for the company to transition users over to the latest wireless data technology sooner. Changes to Sprint’s Terms of Service that went into effect on May 22 and were spotted over the weekend will allow the service to “migrate” those relying […]

Verizon Offers $1.5 Bilion For Clearwire Spectrum Licenses


Verizon offered $1.5 Billion to buy spectrum leases from Clearwire, which Sprint currently owns half of, The Wall Street Journal reports. Clearwire recently listed such an offer by a “Party J” in a securities filing on Friday, and The Wall Street Journal‘s sources identify the company as Verizon. Verizon doesn’t want to buy Clearwire, it just wants […]

Sprint To Buy Clearwire For Spectrum and Upcoming TD-LTE Network


Sprint today announced plans to acquire a 100 percent stake in Clearwire, which it already owns a majority stake in. As part of the acquisition Sprint will pay $2.97 for each stock it doesn’t currently own in Clearwire for a total of $2.2 billion. The acquisition would give Sprint control of the company and its […]

Sprint Looking to Acquire Clearwire to Appease Its Need for Spectrum?


In a report on The Wall Street Journal, Sprint may be looking at acquiring partner Clearwire as it hopes to gain more spectrum to build out its LTE network. The two companies had partnered in the past with the slower 4G WiMax technology, for which Sprint relied on Clearwire’s WiMax network to deploy the original HTC […]

Sprint Buys Majority Share of Clearwire


Sprint now controls 50.8 percent of Clearwire, giving it majority control over the company according to a Reuters report. With its majority control of stock Sprint can control what moves Clearwire makes without much interference. Sprint previously controlled slightly less than 50 percent of Clearwire’s stock. The deal to buy a majority control of Clearwire […]

Softbank Confirms $20 Billion Sprint Acquisition

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Japanese carrier Softbank announced today at a press conference in Tokyo that it will acquire a majority stake in Sprint for $20.1 billion. Softbank will purchase $8 billion of new stock and $12 billion of existing stock from Sprint to control 70 percent of New Sprint, a newly-constructed company that will control the existing Sprint company. […]

Clearwire to Begin Building 4G TDD-LTE Network Later This Year


Sprint partner and U.S. wholesale carrier Clearwire has announced that it will begin building its 4G TDD-LTE network later quarter with a massive expansion later this year in the fourth quarter. At the Goldman Sachs Communicopia conference, Clearwire says that it has been communicating its plans with partners such as Sprint about its LTE rollout. […]

Clearwire Essential to Sprint’s 4G LTE Growth


With Sprint and Clearwire both switching to 4G LTE mobile broadband technologies from 4G WiMax, the Now Network has confirmed that partner Clearwire is instrumental to its network growth. According to Sprint, if Clearwire doesn’t have an adequate LTE network running, the carrier will have to look to acquisitions to get more spectrum. Speaking to […]

Karma Wants To Make 4G Mobile Hotspots Social

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Karma has a new way of using 4G mobile hotspots: sharing. According to TechCrunch, Karma wants to make using 4G hotspots easier by offer 100MB of free data to everyone. Here’s how it works: users can opt to buy a $69 mobile hotspot to carry with them. Signing up gives the user 100MB of free […]

Sprint Speculated to End Unlimited Data with 4G LTE Build Out


Now that Sprint, the nation’s third largest carrier, has announced a timeline and blueprint for its LTE rollout as it migrates from rival 4G WiMax technology to the faster LTE protocol, it is speculated that when that does happen, Sprint may have to stop offering its unlimited data plans. Sprint is the lone carrier out […]

Sprint to Buy Out 4G Partner Clearwire to Complete 4G LTE Deployment in U.S.?


There are speculations that Sprint, the country’s third largest wireless provider, is holding various discussions with Clearwire and its cable company partners, to potentially buy out Clearwire in a bid to deploy 4G LTE and more effectively compete with rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the former is set to launch its 4G LTE network soon […]

WiMax’s Biggest Supporter to Launch Fastest LTE Network in U.S.


In a bit of confusing news, Sprint partner Clearwire, which has been a staunch supporter of WiMax technology for 4G mobile broadband, has announced that it will be deploying LTE Advanced, the fastest form of 4G LTE available, in the U.S. with speeds capable of 100 Mbps. This would be nearly a 10-fold increase over […]

Sprint’s $1 Billion Infusion in Clearwire Demonstrates WiMax Commitment


After having agreed to new wireless wholesale terms, Sprint and Clearwire have resolved their differences resulting in Sprint injecting $1 billion into Clearwire during this year and next year. After speculations that Sprint may ditch WiMax to use the rival LTE 4G protocol instead, the cash infusion demonstrates the carrier’s commitment into Clearwire’s 4G WiMax […]

Sprint Could Light Up a 4G LTE Network by 2012


While Sprint is still determining its wireless strategy–the Now Network is partnering with Clearwire to use WiMax as its 4G platform–Sprint’s president of network operations and wholesale Steve Elfman says that the company could deploy a 4G network based on the competing LTE standard by 2012 and expand that to national coverage by 2013. The […]

Sprint Gives Dates for WiMax in LA, SF, and NYC


Maybe Sumocat is a little happier this morning. Sprint and Clearwire are announcing dates when they will flip the switch on WiMax in three big US cities. New York City gets lit up on November 1, Los Angeles on December 1, and San Francisco later in December. That last one is still a little porous, […]

Clearwire Announces Rover Puck Mobile Hotspot, Pre-Paid 4G Service


The days of $60 per month mobile hotspots with two-year contracts are getting some serious competition. This time it’s in the form of a new mobile hotspot called the Rover Puck, which is being sold by Clearwire. The Rover Puck costs $149 and can support up to eight devices at a time. Unlimited pre-paid 4G […]

Why Are So Many EVO 4Gs Being Sold in 4G-less Areas?


The success of the EVO 4G has exceeded just about everyone’s expectations. Many Sprint stores are sold out of the device or have a pretty lean inventory. We’re all being hammered with Sprint’s ‘First’ advertising campaign and a day doesn’t go by that I don’t see at least a handful of the devices out in […]