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Sprint Talking WiMax With Clearwire Again

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Jan 29, 2008, 1:55 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Sprint has reengaged Clearwire in discussions about forming a WiMax joint venture. This time the discussion includes the idea of bringing in investors, such as Intel, Google and Best Buy, to help build the WiMax network and equip and educate consumers. Though Sprint has only just reopened the discussions, such a joint venture could help reduce some of Sprint's costs to build the network. This would alleviate shareholder pressure on Sprint management, and allow Sprint to better focus on revitalizing its cell phone business.

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Gary Forsee

Jan 30, 2008, 4:11 PM


Glad to see Sprint smarten up, Look kinda shakey after i left my positon.

yeah if your really gary forsee then im banging jessica alba and jessica biel at the same time. forsee is looking for a job at mcdonalds as the fry attendant because thats perty much whats hes qualified to do.....

Jan 29, 2008, 7:42 PM

Give it up already

Find an air interface thats worth a damn. 🙄
Well sprint is the only one who is anywhere close to a 4G network and carriers like T-mobile don't even have a 3G network yet. If sprint gets enough investors (Google, Bestbuy, Clearwire) They can have a nationwide WiMax network in a couple of years a...

Jan 29, 2008, 6:25 PM

Why would Google want a part of that?

I mean, Sprint is very obviously going under, why would Google want to spend their ridiculous amounts of money on that, when they could (and are planning to) just buy the whole freaking 700Mhz spectrum? I mean, they could do it a lot better, cheaper, etc without Sprint, and with that they wouldn't even have to pay Sprint any money.

And why would Best Buy be interested either? Did Best Buy recently mention changing from a retailer to a service provider? I'm so confused on where any of this makes sense to the people of Sprint.

What they need to do is build some more freaking towers, that way they can at least KEEP the customers they do have. God knows a few more years at the loses they have seen and they will have a lower customer base ...
you apparently like to shoot your mouth off. YES Best Buy IS looking for more ways to expand services. I'm not even going to go into anything else you said because you're just yelling "I know a lot I know a lot" but apparently you've done lots of r...
EddieT said:
I mean, Sprint is very obviously going under, why would Google want to spend their ridiculous amounts of money on that, when they could (and are planning to) just buy the whole freaking 700Mhz spectrum? I mean, they co
Sprint’s issues are mainly with “phone selection”; in the past 2 years they have been going too Smartphone/PDA centric and that’s NOT where the money is .

Carriers with less solid data networks...
You my friend can take your T-mobile and your Edge data network and go back to Germany. Sprint may not be doing the best right now, but this article is proof that they are heading in the right direction and are doing the best they can to get back on t...
Man you only got one brain and the people trying to make things work here has more brains than what you got. Better shut up your mouth if you couldn't think of better things to say because you're not helping. If you think you have a much better idea t...

Jan 29, 2008, 2:37 PM

I hear Axl & Slash are talking again . . .

But what does it matter? Because Slash is doing alright for himself, and his prospects for the future are pretty decent. Axl, on the other hand, has seriously got to get the rest of his life together first - he needs to be a functional human being before he can think about being a mega-rockstar again.

i like the analogy, but since when has a single mega-rockstar ever been functional 😁

Jan 29, 2008, 2:14 PM

Good to hear

We went from the new CEO temporally putting wimax on hold to reengaged talks! C'mon google and best buys lets make this happen!

Jan 29, 2008, 2:09 PM

and sprint can pass those savings...

onto the employees they shafted.
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