• New terms in Sprint contracts look toward WiMax shutdown

    Posted June 13, 2013 - 6:50 pm

    An amendment to Sprint Nextel's subscriber terms of service points toward the carrier's expected shutdown of its 4G WiMax service.
  • NetZero offers free WiMAX... but only if you use 200MB per month or less

    Posted March 19, 2012 - 1:41 pm

    Although NetZero generated some buzz today with headlines heralding free no-contract WiMAX services, you might not want to utilize them unless you don't use a lot of data.
  • Clearwire plans $300 million stock offering for LTE

    Posted December 5, 2011 - 8:47 pm

    Clearwire plans to raise as much as $345 million in stock transactions to help fund its LTE (Long Term Evolution) network deployment and other activities.
  • Sprint shares plunge after company tells investors it needs more cash

    Posted October 7, 2011 - 2:38 pm

    Cash-strapped wireless carrier Sprint may need to tap capital markets or draw on its credit line, investors are warned.
  • IEEE issues WiFi spec that could expand hot spot from 60 feet to 60 miles

    Posted July 27, 2011 - 2:26 pm

    TV companies opposed it, but the FCC approved use of UHG and VHF 'white spaces' for data broadcast. This week IEEE issued a spec that could reach far enough to eliminate the need to run from one tiny hot spot to another or use your cell net to get access.
  • WiMax: It's good for a lot more than consumer handsets

    Posted July 19, 2011 - 10:50 am

    While WiMax has lost the battle to be the 4G technology of choice for most U.S. consumer handsets, it's still alive and kicking in the enterprise market.
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    Sprint, Motorola launch Photon 4G cell phone

    Posted June 10, 2011 - 4:24 pm

    The first Android phone from Motorola running Nvidia's dual-core Tegra 2 chip was unveiled in New York on Thursday. The Photon 4G is Motorola's first WiMAX-capabale handset, and and its first 4G device for Sprint.
  • Clearwire outsources support to TeleTech

    Posted June 2, 2011 - 2:49 pm

    Clearwire is outsourcing day-to-day customer care to TeleTech Holdings, shifting about 700 employees to the company, in its latest move to cut costs.
  • Sprint to fork over $1 billion to Clearwire

    Posted April 19, 2011 - 3:47 pm

    Sprint today agreed to pay Clearwire $1 billion for the right to wholesale access to its WiMAX network over the next two years.
  • Video

    Japan's evacuees reconnect with the world

    Posted April 7, 2011 - 10:43 am

    More than 150,000 people are still living in evacuation centers in northern Japan following the massive earthquake and tsunami in March. They have food, warmth and a place to sleep, and now IT companies are helping them reconnect with the world.
  • Sprint CEO Says WiMAX Bet Paid Less Than Hoped

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 10:18 pm

    Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, speaking in an interview with Walt Mossberg at the All Things D Dive Into Mobile event in San Francisco, admitted that his company's bet on WiMAX technology hasn't given it the big lead in 4G it had hoped for.
  • Sprint, Verizon 4G faster than expected?

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 1:19 pm

    With Sprint turning on WiMax 4G service in many cities recently and Verizon launching its LTE-based 4G service over the weekend, some users are reporting much faster than advertised performance. Find out more and share your experience.
  • 4G smackdown: Verizon LTE vs. the rest

    Posted December 2, 2010 - 6:47 pm

    Verizon's 4G LTE service goes live Sunday in 39 cities, growing the field of companies offering fast mobile broadband 4G service. Verizon joins Sprint and T-Mobile which are also hawking wireless services at 4G data speeds. Meanwhile lesser-known providers such as Clear and Metro PCS are getting in on the action as well.
  • Verizon vs. Sprint 4G - Sheer speed vs. unlimited data?

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 10:32 pm

    Verizon is busy getting ready to turn its 4G/LTE network on for consumers while Sprint is aggressively adding more cities to its existing 4G/WiMax service. Beyond the technology and location, the big differences come down to the potential speed of service and the option of unlimited data for a flat rate.
  • 4G wireless turning into 'meaningless' moniker

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 11:16 am

    The meaning of the term '4G wireless' becomes unclear as the ITU rules that WiMax and LTE don't qualify, while T-Mobile claims its current network is already 4G.
  • Is Apple sabotaging 4G MiFi on the iPad?

    Posted November 8, 2010 - 3:32 pm

    Late last week, a report emerged that compared the iPad's network performance to other devices using WiMax 4G devices and got surprising results - the iPad was almost half as slow using Wi-Fi to 4G connections, but just as fast using Wi-Fi with a hard link or 3G. Is it intentional or a design flaw that's only just been discovered?
  • Will Clearwire drown in a river of red?

    Posted November 5, 2010 - 4:13 pm

    High-speed wireless network provider Clearwire needs an infusion of cash or it may run out of money next year, the company says.
  • Just what is 4G speed and how are U.S. carriers offering it?

    Posted November 1, 2010 - 12:34 pm

    All major U.S. carriers have announced 4G plans and some are already offering 4G service and devices. However, the ITU's recently issued definition of what constitutes 4G excludes all of them (as well as all "4G" technology available worldwide). Here's a rundown of what 4G means according to the ITU and carriers and what it will mean for consumers over the next few years.
  • Broadband stimulus brings WiMAX to rural U.S.

    Posted October 26, 2010 - 9:47 pm

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded broadband stimulus grants of more than $500 million to 40 companies to deploy WiMAX services in 22 states.
  • 4G Wireless in America: Where We Are, Where We’re Headed

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 10:21 am

    Since the wireless industry can't yet agree on a single definition for the term "4G," it should be no surprise that the 4G World show in Chicago this week saw top service providers deliver mixed messages about what consumers might be able to expect from the "fourth generation" of cellular services over the next year. But one thing is clear: We're a lot closer to enjoying the faster speeds of the new networks than we were a year ago, and the advance of the technology is picking up speed.
  • Sprint admits losing WiMax users early on

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    Sprint Nextel executives acknowledged Tuesday that spotty coverage amid its initial WiMax deployments did lead to the loss of some customers.
  • QuickStudy: 4G Wireless

    Posted October 13, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    When smartphones came into wide use for Internet access and data transmission, consumers and carriers quickly recognized the need for faster, more reliable wireless data networks with broader geographical coverage. The current mobile telecommunications technologies, collectively known as 3G, for third generation, emerged about 10 years ago. At long last, successor technologies are now entering commercial service. The whole idea behind 4G is that it will offer very fast, widely available broadband.
  • Dissatisfaction in Convergence? LTE Beats WiMax

    Posted October 8, 2010 - 4:38 pm

    Will standardization on the network spec of the vendor everyone loves to hate make IT happy or mad as it builds next-gen mobile nets?
  • Samsung WiMAX 2 test hits 330Mbps

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 8:50 pm

    Yes, it was only a demonstration. Even so, Samsung's trial of WiMAX 2 technology that touched speeds of 330Mbps is impressive.
  • 4G czar at Sprint backs WiMax 'singularly'

    Posted August 11, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    Don't ask Matt Carter, president of 4G at Sprint Nextel, about LTE, a competing wireless technology. He wants to focus on Sprint's use of WiMax for 4G wireless networks.
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