Municipal corporation in India needs WiMAX AMR system

A municipal corporation in Surat, Gujarat, India is looking for a WiMAX system for automated meter reading (AMR) of water meters. There are about 9000 water meters of different sizes installed at present. In 2013-20414 they want to install 20,000 more meters. The city area is 335 square kilometres and they would like turnkey solution […]

Telrad buys Alvarion’s WiMAX business for $6.1M


How quickly the goddess Fortuna changes her mind! One day, WiMAX is “WiFi on steroids”, a technology that will bury Wi-Fi and cellular technologies, the next day, it’s a “niche technology”, a polite phrase used by people in the tech industry to mean it’s got no future. For those who continue to insist it’s got […]

Looks like WiMAX is really dead in France

Two years ago, we posted a series of articles on MuniWireless exposing the alarming delay in WiMAX deployments in France. At that time, the French telecoms regulator, ARCEP, revealed that “out of the 3562 locations that should have been covered with WiMAX service by 30 June 2008, only 657 were connected as of 31 December […]

Indian WiMAX operator wants to give back WiMAX licenses

State-owned operator, BSNL, wants to give back its WiMAX licenses to the government because it prefers to deploy LTE networks. It’s unlikely that BSNL will get its money back from the government; however, if it does get out of its obligation to deploy WiMAX, it can avoid having to spend large amounts of money in […]

Clearwire pre-announces Q3 numbers

For what we think is the first time ever as a publicly traded entity, Clearwire has pre-announced its quarterly numbers for the last fiscal period, with one metric rising above the rest: The company announced 1.9 million new wholesale subscribers, which you can roughly translate into meaning that Sprint has probably sold about that many 4G phones […]

Sprint dumps WiMAX, will build own LTE network

Is this the beginning of the end for WiMAX provider Clearwire? Things certainly got dimmer for the nascent national broadband provider Friday when Sprint revealed its new Network Vision strategy that in part calls for Sprint to switch from using Clearwire’s WiMAX to power its 4G network to a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network that Sprint will build […]

Will US govt get its $73.5 million back from Open Range?

The good news for U.S. taxpayers is that Open Range Communications, the now-bankrupt startup that was trying to build rural wireless networks, never received the full amount of the $267 million loan it won from the U.S. Department of Agriculture back in 2008. The bad news is — according to research into Open Range’s agreement with the […]

Clearwire shares plunge 24 percent

Clearwire (CLWR) shares took a beating today, plummeting 24 percent after Sprint announced that it will stop selling mobile phones that work on Clearwire’s WiMAX network. Instead, the company will move its customers to its own LTE network. Sprint has been Clearwire’s largest customer; it also has a significant equity stake in Clearwire. Only last […]

More on the strange happenings at Open Range Communications

Looks like the rural WiMAX project Open Range Communications is at the end of its entrepreneurial trail, according to a news report from Fierce Wireless’s Mike Dano, who says CEO Bill Beans has resigned and massive layoffs are underway as the company will stop accepting new customers. Sidecut Reports has been openly skeptical about Open Range ever since the […]

US WiMAX operator going out of business

Another nail in the coffin for WiMAX. Just as WiMAX operators around the world have either gone out of business or switched to LTE, Open Range Communications, an American WiMAX operator is laying off most of its employees and no longer accepting new customers. Open Range claims it will continue to serve existing customers, but […]