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WiMAX


November 5, 2010  3:50 PM

Broadband policy and business models — not in sync



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Broadband, Clearwire, Congress, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, HSPA+, LTE, net neutrality, WiMAX

Broadband continues to be in the news, both in terms of policy and in terms of business model. Of course, the two should have some relation to each other, but it’s increasingly clear that’s not going to be...

July 20, 2010  11:36 AM

NSN’s Motorola wireless deal helps but still lacks service-layer strategy



Posted by: Tom Nolle
CDMA, LTE, Motorola, NSN, service layer architecture, WiMAX, wireless vendors

NSN has officially started the process of acquiring the wireless networking assets of Motorola. The deal includes all of the base station and femtocell technology but doesn’t include handsets or any of the wireline...


February 25, 2010  2:30 PM

WiMAX data apps find success; roaming agreements to come?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
LTE, WiMAX, wireless data

Canada is about to get its first WiMAX service, since Craig Wireless plans to launch WiMAX in Vancouver this spring. The services will be similar to those offered in the U.S. by Sprint and...


February 23, 2010  1:52 PM

Sprint’s WiMAX phone: A voice competitor to itself?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, 4G voice, Skype, smartphones, WiMAX

Sprint is expected to release its first WiMAX phone this summer, and the launch may open a bunch of issues and opportunities in the world of evolving voice services. The issue is less whether something like...


November 10, 2009  1:54 PM

Sprint & WiMAX partners to invest more in technology development



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, LTE, Sprint, WiMAX

Sprint and others in the WiMAX partnership have agreed to contribute more money to the 4G wireless technology despite the view by some that WiMAX is the poor stepchild of 4G and that LTE is the...


July 1, 2009  6:15 PM

Comcast launches multi-modal WiMax service in Oregon



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, cable, femtocell, smartphones, WiMAX

Comcast has launched a WiMax multi-modal service in Portland, Ore., that lets customers use either Clearwire WiMAX or Comcast cable for Internet access at one fixed charge. An additional plan...


April 27, 2009  12:53 PM

WiFi use validates WiMAX for “migratory users”?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, hotspots, migratory users, Sprint/Clearwire, WiFi, WiMAX

AT&T has reported an enormous surge in WiFi hotspot use, triple the normal amount, in the first quarter 2009. The increase, in our view, is an indication that “migratory"...


April 4, 2009  2:45 AM

Clearwire to deploy “developer sandbox”



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Cisco, Clearwire, Google, Intel, LTE, WiMAX, Wireless broadband

Clearwire is going to deploy a WiMAX “sandbox” network in Silicon Valley, supported in part by Google, Intel, and Cisco. Each of the backers has its own motives here, of...


October 8, 2008  3:30 PM

WiMax needs “lifestyle” purpose to make it



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Integrated devices, Intel, Mobile, WiMAX, Wireless broadband

At WiMAX World, panelists sparred with attendees over questions of when WiMAX would become more than another access technology, and this is what we believe the major question is for WiMAX. If the technology is simply another way to get on the Internet from a phone or PC, it is threatened by...


July 23, 2008  5:51 PM

ITU approves 4G technical requirements



Posted by: Tom Nolle
mobile data, WiMAX, Wireless broadband

The ITU has approved its technical requirements document for 4G services and will be ready to consider technology applications this fall. This will certainly kick up the noise level in the WiMAX versus LTE battle, but the truth is that the issue may be less relevant because of the continued failure...


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