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MetroPCS is Off the Table. What Now, Sprint?

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With its acquisition of MetroPCS, T-Mobile and its parent, Deutsche Telekom, have taken out one tough rival and put the competitive screws to another: Sprint. Earlier this year, Sprint was poised to acquire MetroPCS when the company’s board of directors balked at the deal at the last minute. Though fully...
MetroPCS is Off the Table. What Now, Sprint?

Google plans to sell off stake in Clearwire at a steep loss

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It was just under four years ago that Sprint and Clearwire brought together an impressive group of companies as part of a multi-billion dollar partnership to back the WiMAX service provider, but it's safe to say that things haven't quite worked out as planned in the years since. While Clearwire...
Google plans to sell off stake in Clearwire at a steep loss

Sprint in talks to buy out Clearwire, report says

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Sprint has been talking to a number of Clearwire's big-name shareholders, according to CNBC. [Read more]...
Sprint in talks to buy out Clearwire, report says

Verizon in talks to lease Clearwire spectrum for $1.5 billion

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Verizon could be looking to bolster its wireless network with Clearwire spectrum, according to the Wall Street Journal. The potential deal, of which little is known at the moment, would see the nation's number one wireless operator forking over $1.5 billion for use of Clearwire's spectrum. Leasing spectrum an...
Verizon in talks to lease Clearwire spectrum for $1.5 billion

Sprint buys up the rest of Clearwire for $2.2B

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Sprint followed through on its bid to buy the remaining portion of Clearwire that it doesn’t own, spending $2.2 billion or $2.97 per share, the operator announced Monday. The deal by Sprint, which already owned 51.7 percent of Clearwire, values the 4G provider at about $10 billion, including net debt and...
Sprint buys up the rest of Clearwire for $2.2B

Study shows Sprint severely undervaluing Clearwire spectrum

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A study that one Clearwire shareholder commissioned shows that the company’s spectrum is worth two to three times more than what Sprint is currently offering in its bid to acquire Bellevue-based Clearwire. The study, done by Information Age Economics, shows that Sprint’s current offer of $2.97 per share undervalues its longtime...
Study shows Sprint severely undervaluing Clearwire spectrum
FreedomPop adds free calls and free texts to free wireless internet to "basically screw AT&T and Verizon"

Clearwire May Dump WiMAX

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Clearwire said today it’s changed the terms of an agreement it had with Intel, one of its largest investors, that could lead the way for Clearwire to dump WiMAX and switch to LTE. On its first-quarter financial results call today, an executive with Clearwire said the new terms allow...
Clearwire May Dump WiMAX

Sprint, Clearwire announce a deal

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Sprint announced Monday that it has reached a deal with Clearwire to acquire 100 percent of the company. The $2.2 billion deal will see the nation's third-largest carrier pay $2.97 per share for the 50 percent of Clearwire that it does not already own. On Thursday, a Sprint filing revealed...
Sprint, Clearwire announce a deal

Desperate to become a wireless broadband player, Dish ups bid for Clearwire

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Folks, we’re in a good old-fashioned bidding war! Dish has now upped its own bid for Clearwire to $4.40 per share, $1.00 per share more than Sprint’s current offer of $3.40 per share—and noticeably higher than Dish’s own previous offer of $3.30. Both companies are after Clearwire’s significant spectrum...
Desperate to become a wireless broadband player, Dish ups bid for Clearwire

Interview: Clearwire CEO Sees 4G Opportunities Where Rival LightSquared Stumbled

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With rival LightSquared running into interference, Clearwire sees an even bigger opportunity for itself to offer a 4G network to others. “Our spectrum is clean, it’s contiguous, it’s deep and it doesn’t suffer from interference issues,” CEO Erik Prusch said in an interview at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s...
Interview: Clearwire CEO Sees 4G Opportunities Where Rival LightSquared Stumbled

Clearwire CEO hints at layoffs, as investor boosts stake to repel Sprint deal

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Clearwire CEO Erik Prusch met with employees this week to reassure them that even though Sprint has offered to buy the company for $2.2 billion, it remains “business as usual” until the deal is completed next year. Prusch also addressed the jobs of workers, pointing them to a FAQ related...
Clearwire CEO hints at layoffs, as investor boosts stake to repel Sprint deal

Draper Fisher Juvertson invests in social bandwidth MVNO Karma

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Karma, a new virtual mobile operator that encourages customers to share their 4G connections, has a new investor: Draper Fisher Juvertson, the venture capital firm that invested in big in SpaceX, Tesla, Box, Yammer and several greentech firms. DFJ’s official Twitter account revealed the investment Monday morning, and when contacted,...
Draper Fisher Juvertson invests in social bandwidth MVNO Karma
Clearwire stock jumps 8% on Dish's $5B offer

Funambol gets $5.75M to fuel mobile carriers' cloud services

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Funambol just got a $5.75 million vote of confidence that it can help mobile carriers that want to challenge the likes of Apple’s iCloud, Google Drive and Microsoft’s SkyDrive. The later-stage funding round was led by previous investors HIG Growth Capital, Nexit Ventures and Castile Ventures. Funambol won’t just get the...
Funambol gets $5.75M to fuel mobile carriers' cloud services

Qualcomm gets on the Band 41 bandwagon, pledges support for Clearwire's upcoming LTE TDD network

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Not exactly groundbreaking news here -- Clearwire's impending LTE TDD network is happening, regardless -- but it's always good to have the weight of a mainstay like Qualcomm behind you. Particularly when you're pushing uphill, into the wind, against far more established 4G networks from AT&T and Verizon Wireless....
Qualcomm gets on the Band 41 bandwagon, pledges support for Clearwire's upcoming LTE TDD network
Report: T-Mobile slashing 100 jobs just before MetroPCS merger

Change at the top at China Mobile as its chairman retires

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China Mobile has announced that its chairman, Wang Jianzhou, has stepped down from his position at the world’s largest opeator “by reason of age”, his replacement will be Xi Guohua, the operator’s vice chairman. Xi, who is a former vice minister at China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, will retain...
Change at the top at China Mobile as its chairman retires

Skype Co-Founders's FreedomPop Starts Taking Sign-Ups for 4G iPhone Sled

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FreedomPop on Thursday started taking pre-orders for its first product, an add-on sleeve that gives the iPhone 4G data capability. The company, which is backed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, is promising users that buy the $99 device upwards of 500MB of free data use each month. The company isn’t...
Skype Co-Founders's FreedomPop Starts Taking Sign-Ups for 4G iPhone Sled

It's official: Sprint is trying to buy the rest of Clearwire for $2.1B

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Sprint’s Dan Hesse The ongoing fluctuations in the mobile market took yet another turn today as Sprint Nextel announced its intentions to buy out its partner Clearwire for $2.1 billion. The acquisition talks were disclosed in SEC filings Thursday morning, and Clearwire said it would not be commenting further on...
It's official: Sprint is trying to buy the rest of Clearwire for $2.1B

Clearwire confirms China Mobile deal is unaffected by the country’s LTE license delay

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US wireless firm Clearwire has spoken out to confirm that the Chinese government’s decision to wait at least two years before issuing 4G licenses will not affect its deal to buildChina Mobile’s LTE network. Chinese authorities recently went public with a timeline that will mean LTE licenses are not issued before 2014,...
Clearwire confirms China Mobile deal is unaffected by the country’s LTE license delay
To avoid defaulting on its massive debt, LightSquared’s Falcone is stepping aside

Sprint buys out shareholder to take controlling share of Clearwire

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Following its $20.1 billion sale to Japanese mobile operator Softbank, US carrier Sprint has negotiated a clever deal to take a controlling stake of its broadband services partner Clearwire, buying out the shares held by Eagle River Holdings to hold a 50.8 percent share of the company. The deal was announced in a...
Sprint buys out shareholder to take controlling share of Clearwire

iPod touch as a phone sounds great, unless you need 911

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Last month, FreedomPop began taking pre-orders for a $99 sleeve that turns an iPod touch into a voice-enabled 4G handset. The device uses Clearwire’s WiMAX 4G network for connectivity and is combined with a VoIP software client so that the iPod essentially becomes a modern day smartphone. That sounds great...
iPod touch as a phone sounds great, unless you need 911

Credit Suisse buys Google's Clearwire shares

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Google has sold its stake in Clearwire to international financial services group Credit Suisse, the Wall Street Journal revealed this week, citing unnamed sources. Each of the 29.4 million shares sold for $2.26 for a total of $66.5 million. While this represents an enormous loss compared to the $500 million...
Credit Suisse buys Google's Clearwire shares

Clearwire subscriber growth flat at 11 million, but stock rises as outlook improves for 2012

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Clearwire’s revenues fell to $316.9 million during the second quarter in part because of a slowdown in wholesale revenues. And the Bellevue wireless broadband provider’s subscriber count was essentially flat at 11 million when compared to the first quarter. But Clearwire, whose stock gained 12 percent in earlier trading Thursday...
Clearwire subscriber growth flat at 11 million, but stock rises as outlook improves for 2012

Clearwire expects TD-LTE by June 2013

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Clearwire chief Erik Prusch in comments during his company's fiscal results call Thursday set a timeframe for its move to LTE for 4G. He expected an initial round of 5,000 sites to switch on by June 2013. The currently WiMAX-only provider is planning to use TD-LTE on top of WiMAX...
Clearwire expects TD-LTE by June 2013

Clearwire: Just give us one more year on LTE

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We’ll have to wait another year for the LTE network Clearwire has long been promising. At its quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, Clearwire CEO Erik Prusch said the WiMAX carrier’s first batch of 5,000 LTE cell sites will be switched by June 2013, FierceWireless reported. The launch almost seems perfectly...
Clearwire: Just give us one more year on LTE

Clearwire to Tap Sprint Financing

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Clearwire plans to tap financing made available by Sprint Nextel in a move that further complicates Dish Network's effort to buy the wireless broadband operator....
Clearwire to Tap Sprint Financing

Infographic: Making sense of the spectrum debate

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We’ve filled up a lot of posts at GigaOM discussing spectrum and the supposed capacity crunch carriers face now that mobile data is taking off like a rocket, but all those references to megahertz and gigahertz can get a bit confusing. Luckily our friends at mobile network testing firm RootMetrics...
Infographic: Making sense of the spectrum debate
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