World’s First 4G Mass Transit Deployment Launches in Silicon Valley

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Xentrans, a consultancy for connectivity on mass transit and public safety vehicles, has announced the launch of an all-4G wireless communications system by the Santa Clara Transportation Authority (VTA) for light rail trains and buses in Silicon Valley, California. The deployment is the world’s first to exclusively use a 4G cellular network for delivering high-speed […]

Clearwire hits 6 million subscriber mark

Apparently the death of WiMAX has been greatly exaggerated as national nascent WiMAX provider Clearwire announced Wednesday that it has broken through the 6-million subscriber mark and expects to have more than 9 million 4G customers on its network by year end. Though nobody is expecting Clearwire to overtake cellular giants like AT&T or Verizon Wireless […]

LTE data roaming not happening anytime soon

One thing to think about as you consider that shiny new 4G phone purchase — if you are looking at the snazzy new LTE devices from Verizon Wireless or the upcoming ones being promised for later this year from AT&T, get used to the fact that your data service won’t “roam” when you are outside […]

Clearwire gets $1 billion commitment from Sprint

We’ll have more on the news later but for Clearwire it appears the next chapter of company history starts today with the announcement of a definitive agreement with majority owner Sprint gives Clearwire a minimum of $1 billion over the next two years. The (finally!) reworked deal resolves the biggest contention between the partners, namely the […]

CTIA Updates: The Clearwire Witness Protection Program… to Profitability?

If part of Clearwire’s new mantra is a low-profile, cost-savings marketing plan, its presence at CTIA couldn’t have been done better. Instead of a show-floor booth, the nascent national provider of WiMAX services took meetings in a simple gray cubicle at the very back of the meeting-room layout, with a simple block-lettered sign saying “Clearwire” […]