Clearwire Inks Wholesale Deal with Earthlink
Clearwire today announced that it has signed a wholesale agreement with Earthlink, which is now able to resell Clearwire's broadband services. Earthlink expects to target in-home broadband users first, but will eventually expand its offering to mobile broadband products and devices, such as laptop dongles. Earthlink's customers will be able to purchase Clearwire-powered service starting in early 2013. The companies will first sell WiMax-based equipment, but will transition to LTE as Clearwire gets its LTE network up and running.
Verizon, Samsung Offer Small Cell for Improved In-Home Coverage
Verizon Wireless today announced the 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and small businesses. The small box provides LTE coverage in buildings up to about 7,500 square feet, including services such as HD Voice and high-speed data.
Sprint's WiMax Shutdown May Halt Service for Charities
Sprint plans to deactivate its WiMax network on Nov. 6, but some charities say the change will eliminate internet service for some 300,000 Americans altogether.
Nonprofits Convince Judge to Delay Sprint's WiMAX Shutdown
Mobile Citizens, a not-for-profit organization that provides free and low-cost internet service to schools, has won an injunction preventing Sprint from shutting down its WiMax network. Sprint had planned to cease operating WiMax on Nov.
Helio Quietly Reboots On Sprint and Verizon's Networks
Helio, an MVNO that shuttered its doors years ago, is back. The company announced its return via Twitter and is once again offering prepaid service.