Does AT&T really have the spectrum it needs?

Reading through the very positive story in Telephony about how AT&T is “doubling” its network capacity, and wondering where reporter Kevin Fitchard — usually pretty solid in things telecom — gets the numbers to back up his assertation that AT&T “has reams of cellular and PCS spectrum” that it could throw at digital data should […]

Quick test of the Sprint 3G/4G USB device

One reason I was looking forward to last week’s trip to Vegas for CTIA was to see if my newest connectivity plaything — a U300 WiMax/3G USB dongle on loan from Sprint — would actually discover and hook up to the still-being-built Clearwire network in Sin City. If you were following this blog, you know […]

Time for Clearwire and Skype to work together?

Since we’re knee-deep in new report creation mode here, this post isn’t going to be too long. But some news nuggets from different parts of the communications world got me to thinking… is it time for Skype and WiMax to do the peanut butter-n-chocolate thing? One on hand, you’ve got Clearwire experimenting with VoIP handsets […]

Clearwire recap: Services, devices and a new CEO

Before Clearwire Corp.’s (NASDAQ: CLWR) first quarterly conference call as a fully merged entity on March 5, we asked some questions about what the company might reveal. So how did Clearwire do in answering them? Let’s go to the scorecard! We asked: Where else will Clearwire launch services, and when? Clearwire answered: Lots of places, […]

Friday’s wireless headlines

News and info from the wireless world this week: AT&T’s Wi-Fi Plans: A long look at what Ma Bell plans to do with its Wayport purchase. Is Clearwire’s Stock a Bargain? This analyst thinks so, saying that if you break down the value of the parts you get a total much higher than the current […]

Wolff out, Morrow in as Clearwire CEO

You can spin the replacement of former Clearwire CEO Ben Wolff any way you want — the Clearwire press release says “Clearwire Expands Executive Leadership Team” — but when you bump your top guy out of the chair, unless it’s for someone who hits home runs like a Steve Jobs or a Manny Ramirez, there’s […]

Clearwire plans to add eight markets in 2009, NY and SF in 2010

A quick recap of the Clearwire earnings announcement and conference call: – Clearwire will launch eight new mobile WiMax markets over the rest of 2009, beginning with Atlanta and Las Vegas by this summer, followed by new launches in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth and Philadelphia later in the year; Clearwire will also add mobile WiMax services […]

Some questions for Clearwire

Since Clearwire Corp.’s (NASDAQ: CLWR) upcoming earnings call on March 5 is its first as a fully formed nationwide WiMax provider, there should be plenty of interesting details that emerge from the financial filings. But there are some bigger-picture questions that need to be asked or answered, if we are to get a ‘Clear’ picture […]

LTE at 50 Mbps? Don’t hold your breath

Even though Verizon CTO Dick Lynch tried to stay away from the download-speed numbers game when we spoke to him recently about the company’s plans for Long Term Evolution, you can’t hide from the mainstream tech media’s need for simple figures for long. So it’s not a surprise to see a whole bunch of people […]

Clearwire Portland photo album

If you’re ready to WiMax out a bit, please join us on a photo tour from our geek tour of some of Clearwire’s Portland, Ore., tower sites — some visual info that may help you understand why WiMax has a cost-of-deployment advantage over other wireless technologies. Or, you may just like looking at towers, boxes […]