Hesse: Sprint's Future Includes Clearwire and WiMax
Article Comments 39
Mar 9, 2011, 9:55 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, speaking at the Deutsche Bank AG Media & Telecom Conference today, said that every option it has mapped for its future includes WiMax and partner Clearwire. Hesse thinks that Sprint should do more network sharing with Clearwire, though he didn't specify how. The two companies are currently hashing out the wholesale networking agreement between them, but have yet to come to terms. Sources cited by Bloomberg on March 8 believe that T-Mobile's parent company, Deutsche Telekom, is in talks to sell or merge T-Mobile USA with Sprint and pursue a different course for the future of their businesses. Hesse declined to comment on that report.
Feb 9, 2022
Samsung today announced its lineup of flagship phones for 2022: the Galaxy S22 series. The top-end S22 Ultra sees the biggest changes as it essentially absorbs Samsung's Note series with an integrated S Pen stylus and a more Note-like shape and design, instead of the Contour Cut design of the other models.
Sep 7, 2022
Apple has revealed the iPhone 14 series, with new features, improved specs, and new size options. In place of a Mini option, the iPhone 14 will come in the same 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screen size options as the Pro models.
Aug 10, 2022
Samsung has announced its newest generation of foldable phones: the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4. Both have similar designs and features compared to their predecessors, with a slew of small updates and refinements across the board.
Mar 23, 2021
OnePlus today announced the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, its newest flagship phones. The 9 Pro is a true flagship-class phone with a QHD AMOLED display with variable refresh from 1 to 120 Hz, and IP68 water rating, starting at $969.
Jan 14, 2021
Samsung today officially unveiled its Galaxy S21 series of flagship phones for 2021. All three models sport a distinctive new "Contour Cut Camera" design where the metal frame extends around one corner to surround the rear cameras.
As long as we keep talking LTE to Clear...then YES.
Wimax is not on vendors priority list anymroe to manufacture for, considering all the carriers in the US and most of the carriers abroad are deplying LTE.
Ergo, leave the Wimax to the laptops and stuff, get LTE up for phones.
Staying with Wimax now not only hurts us, but continues to hurt us, and when Clearwire goes under from no extra financial backing then it's bye bye Sprint 4G...period.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“every optionÃ¢â‚¬Â for SprintÃ¢â‚¬™s future involves the wholesaler and fourth-generation WiMax technology.
HA HA... does not seem like good timing! :o
Oh the humanities!!!
However for right now just because Hesse said we are moving forward with WiMax and Clear as a partner I doubt it will sky rocket.
Also, while I would rue the day that they announced...
Stringing Clearwire on...
Are they crazy!
I've never experienced any better speeds than 3G with WiMax, it can't penetrate buildings very well, it chews up your battery, and if you get a 4G phone they strap on an extra $10 charge for this crappy excuse for high speed data! 👿
This is most defiantly Mr. Hesse's fist misstep in awhile.
I'm just pissed that I'm locked into a contract for my Mi-Fi and live in a crappy WiMax coverage Area when the other carriers have better high speed coverage. ☹️
and if you get a 4G phone they strap on an extra $10 charge for this crappy excuse for high speed data!
they charge the extra $10 on all smart phones, dont they?