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Big Clearwire Holder Resists Sprint

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Sprint Nextel Corp. is up to its neck in a merger fight, and it’s all about airwaves. Pay-TV provider Dish Network Corp. has offered $25.5 billion for the mobile-phone carrier, in a headline-grabbing attempt to break up Sprint’s agreement to be bought by SoftBank Corp. But Sprint is waging another...
Big Clearwire Holder Resists Sprint

Clearwire strikes deal to power FreedomPop’s free mobile broadband service

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Clearwire just picked up an interesting new customer — striking a deal to supply wholesale broadband service to FreedomPop, the startup backed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom that is aiming to launch a free 4G mobile broadband service in the U.S. later this year. The agreement, announced this morning, comes after...
Clearwire strikes deal to power FreedomPop’s free mobile broadband service
FreedomPop’s New iPhone Case Promises Free Wireless Data For All

US to expand broadband spectrum

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US Vice-President Joe Biden unveils a report that calls for nearly doubling the US wireless broadband spectrum over 10 years....
US to expand broadband spectrum

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

Is Cheap Wireless Broadband for Real This Time? http://bit.ly/ccANfh from @gigaom

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Is Cheap Wireless Broadband for Real This Time? http://bit.ly/ccANfh from @gigaom
White space broadband as a white knight for rural America

Sprint in talks to take control of Clearwire without an acquisition

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The struggling wireless carrier is negotiating agreements that would give it the power to appoint a majority of directors on the wireless broadband provider's board, sources tell The Wall Street Journal. [Read more]...
Sprint in talks to take control of Clearwire without an acquisition
NTIA to make 95Mhz of ‘prime spectrum’ available to wireless carriers

Sprint makes it official: will buy Clearwire for $2.2B

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Confirming earlier reports of an acquisition in the offing, Sprint today announced that it would be taking full ownership of wireless broadband wholesaler Clearwire. The final price for the deal came in at $2.2 billion, just above earlier estimates that had Sprint paying $2.1 billion. That price represents a 128...
Sprint makes it official: will buy Clearwire for $2.2B

Sprint gives LightSquared six more weeks to gain FCC approval

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Sprint has granted LightSquared six more weeks to gain approval from the Federal Communications Commission to launch its network. This is the second time the carrier has extended it deadline for LightSquared to prove to the FCC that its network does not interfere with GPS systems. There has been...
Sprint gives LightSquared six more weeks to gain FCC approval

Google pays $400 million for wireless internet provider ICOA

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Google's made another grab for its internet infrastructure, this picking up ICOA for the sum of $400 million. From the deal, the internet giant will control around 1,500 wired and wireless broadband spots in "high-traffic" public spaces, including airports, restaurants and universities, spread across 45 US states. Google will...
Google pays $400 million for wireless internet provider ICOA

Opera buys Skyfire in bid to become mobile media middleman

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Opera's browser has long been an interesting technology, if not necessarily a popular one. But as it has pursued better ways to deliver content to mobile devices—and make money— the company has been moving further and further away from the browser itself and more into the world of mobile...
Opera buys Skyfire in bid to become mobile media middleman

FCC to measure the true speed of mobile networks

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Wireless companies love to make all kinds of claims that its network is the fastest or most reliable. Now the Federal Communications Commission wants to put those claims to the test.FCC officials plan to hold a public meeting on September 21 to discuss plans to develop a measurement of mobile...
FCC to measure the true speed of mobile networks

Verizon Just Figured Out How To Bring Screaming Fast Internet Everywhere (VZ)

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Verizon is introducing a service called HomeFusion, a wireless broadband system for rural areas that don't have access to cable or DSL service, AP reports. The game-changing aspect of HomeFusion is that 4G LTE users see faster internet speeds than people on a conventional wired internet connection, sometimes as...
Verizon Just Figured Out How To Bring Screaming Fast Internet Everywhere (VZ)

Instagram CEO: The speed of the product dictates how often it's used

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At Roadmap 2012, Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom let us in on what makes Instagram popular beyond the product itself: speed. He believes that increased speed—both of the mobile broadband and the software itself— not only improves the user experience but also makes people want to use the product...
Instagram CEO: The speed of the product dictates how often it's used

Sprint Gives LightSquared 6 Weeks To Make Right With The FCC And Begin Delivering 4G LTE For 2015

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Sprint and LightSquared were all set on their venture to begin delivering 4G LTE to Sprint’s customer base however, there’s one small stepping stone.  And by small, I mean huge as heck.  The FCC has presented quite the challenge in a number of areas for LightSquared primarily in regards...
Sprint Gives LightSquared 6 Weeks To Make Right With The FCC And Begin Delivering 4G LTE For 2015

Clearwire delays Sprint takeover vote for review of Dish offer

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Wireless broadband provider postpones shareholder vote to review Dish's offer, which topped Sprint's by $1 per share. [Read more]...
Clearwire delays Sprint takeover vote for review of Dish offer

Skype Fiddles With Classrooms And WiFi PR Stunts While The Product Languishes

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Skype is coming out with a bunch of announcements today and perhaps (perhaps) it’s sign of a re-invigorated operation even though there remains continuing grumbles from users about the actual product development and the lack-lustre, dated, interface and features. First up it’s expanding its wireless offering in the UK and...
Skype Fiddles With Classrooms And WiFi PR Stunts While The Product Languishes

Operators set stage for international Wi-Fi roaming

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International roaming between carriers' Wi-Fi networks has come a step closer, with AT&T, Boingo Wireless, NTT DoCoMo and Orange completing network assessments as part of the Wireless Broadband Alliance's new interoperability program. Mobile operators have come to see public Wi-Fi as an important part of their networks as their...
Operators set stage for international Wi-Fi roaming

New Wi-Fi roaming initiative could soon allow your smart device to connect to hotspots automatically

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A new initiative between the GSMA and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) announced today could see billions of smartphone and tablet owners effortlessly switch between mobile and Wi-Fi networks, without the hassle of locating hotspot hosts and keying in passwords. Today’s announcement sees both parties commit to developing a technical and commercial framework for Wi-Fi...
New Wi-Fi roaming initiative could soon allow your smart device to connect to hotspots automatically

Upcoming FCC decisions to shape spectrum policy

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The FCC will be making a series of decisions over the next several months and into next year that will greatly affect how the wireless broadband market evolves. [Read more]...
Upcoming FCC decisions to shape spectrum policy

Fact-Checking the Spectrum Food Fight

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The FCC has undertaken an important quest to use an incentive auction to repurpose broadcast spectrum for wireless broadband. Some in Washington oppose designating any of the recovered spectrum for unlicensed technologies. They see this process merely as a way to raise money for the U.S. Treasury, rather than focusing...
Fact-Checking the Spectrum Food Fight

Anti-Competitive Wireless Measures Buried in Payroll Tax - Buried Amendments Take Aim at Competitors, White Spaces

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Michael Weinberg over at Public Knowledge points out that several awful amendments are being shoveled into the upcoming Payroll Tax bill that could significantly impact wireless broadband. The FCC's current network neutrality rules (at Google and Verizon request), don't really cover net neutrality, and one amendment by Representative Marsha Blackburn...
Anti-Competitive Wireless Measures Buried in Payroll Tax - Buried Amendments Take Aim at Competitors, White Spaces

Dish's Clearwire Offer Lives On

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Clearwire Corp. kept alive its consideration of a merger proposal from satellite television operator Dish Network Corp., as a vocal group of shareholders continues to oppose the wireless broadband operator’s deal to be bought by Sprint Nextel Corp. In a regulatory filing Friday, Clearwire said it opted not to tap...
Dish's Clearwire Offer Lives On

Google selling entire Clearwire stake for $47M, four years after $500M investment

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Google this morning signaled its intent to sell its stake in Clearwire, the Bellevue-based wireless broadband company, seeking $1.60 a share for its up to 29.4 million shares of the company’s stock. It’s a significant discount from Clearwire’s Thursday closing price of $2.26, but more notably, the potential return of...
Google selling entire Clearwire stake for $47M, four years after $500M investment

Creative sues Huawei for $9.3 million over failed WiMAX network in Singapore

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Electronics firm Creative Technologies is suing Chinese mobile giant Huawei for $9.3 million following the collapse of a mobile broadband project between the two in Singapore, according to a Straits Times report. QMax Communications, a Creative subsidy, agreed a deal with Huawei to set up a WiMAX network in its native Singapore in 2010,...
Creative sues Huawei for $9.3 million over failed WiMAX network in Singapore

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
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