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7 responses to “Report: Sprint’s WiMax Initiative In Question”

  1. Jim

    So, Clearwire is going broke building out wimax, Sprint is hemmoraging customers, and is looking to T-Mobile to buy them out, with both jumping ship to LTE, holding hands and singing Kumbayah together. How nice…(claps hands). Wow. I can hardly wait to see how this shakes out.

  2. Don Louie

    I thought Clear was improving, adding subs and not losing money. Mamma always told me “that’s what you get for thoughting instead of thinking”

  3. JJ

    I don’t think that’s what this means. Clearwire is not going broke, they just have a set date for their part of the deployment and the funds are needed now not later. I don’t think clearwire is going broke anytime soon, just look at their market value. Also last time I checked sprint wasn’t loosing that many customers anymore. They actually increased customers last quarter and their customer service rating has gone up not to mention their data services are in par or better than most when it comes to reliability. Also their talks about going to lte is about using both wimax and lte together, not leaving wimax behind completely. It might help to do a little more research.

  4. F1

    @ Jim

    Nicely put, however let us hope that it is not the case, since that would reduce the choices for the consumers one more time, which would certainly be bad news in the long run.

    Nextel + SPRINT= Trouble
    SPRINT + T-Mobile =Repeated pattern of further merger incompatibilities!

    Thank You
    Thank You

  5. Don Louie

    I don’t think the same mistakes made in the previous merger will happen again if another similar one occurs

  6. Don Louie

    I want more coverage for this, the Hoosier state hasn’t been mentioned by either of the 4G platforms. WiMax is all alone and doing well so I don’t see what the rush is for considering only a few countries have LTE while we wait on a higher priced tiered plan in the same areas.

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