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Clearwire is the pioneer in 4G and builder of the first 4G Network in the country.
The Clearwire 4G mobile broadband network now reaches 130 million people in the U.S. and covers over 70 of the top U.S. markets. Our network expansion represents one of the fastest in history, and our 4G network is highly scalable and backed by a wealth of spectrum.
Recent projections estimate that global mobile data traffic will nearly double annually through 2015. Our deep spectrum position enables long-term success in the high tonnage, video-enabled 4G world.
You heard correctly, we’re planning to add “LTE Advanced-ready” technology to our 4G network. The technical trials are complete and we achieved download speeds exceeding 120 Mbps (further evidence that spectrum really matters). Now we’re looking at an initial implementation of our LTE network that aims to target densely populated, urban areas of our existing 4G markets where current usage demands are high.
LTE Advanced is a 4G technical standard that calls for peak download mobile speeds of at least 100 Mbps, which far exceeds today’s commercial networks. Our LTE network will be “LTE Advanced-ready” meaning that it will use an ultra-high-capacity spectrum configuration that is superior to the typical configuration of the slower, more capacity-constrained commercial LTE network designs in the United States today.
April 26, 2011
Grand Rapids City and Suburbs Now Benefit from Blazing Fast Wireless Speeds Connecting Laptops, Netbooks, PDAs, Smartphones and Tablets
Regional Grand Rapids 4G Network Now Covers 306,220 people
KIRKLAND, Wash. and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – April 26, 2011 – Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) and Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced a significant expansion of the Clearwire 4G network footprint and key capacity upgrades for mobile broadband customers in the greater Grand Rapids metro area. The regional CLEAR® and Sprint 4G service area has added coverage for an additional 24,707 people. Now, more than 306,220 people in the Grand Rapids area have access to Clearwire’s 4G mobile broadband network. This expansion represents new coverage since Clearwire’s initial launch on August 3, 2010.
Enhanced capacity and expanded coverage can be experienced in the following communities:
- Grandville, MI
- Kentwood, MI
- Grand Rapids, MI
- Jenison, MI
- East Grand Rapids, MI
KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan 18, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) –
Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR), a leading provider of wireless broadband services and operator of the first 4G network in the country, today announced that the majority of the Clearwire Board of Directors has elected John W. Stanton as Chairman of the Board. Stanton replaces Craig O. McCaw, who resigned as Clearwire’s Chairman of the Board of Directors on December 31, 2010.
Stanton has served as a director of Clearwire since November 2008. He has served as Managing Director of Trilogy Partners LLC, a private investment firm, Trilogy International Partners LLC, an operator of international wireless systems, and Trilogy Equity Partners LLC, an investor in small wireless-related companies, since 2005.
Previously, Stanton served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Western Wireless Corporation from 1992 until shortly after its acquisition by ALLTEL Corporation in 2005. From 1994 to 2004, Stanton served as Chairman of VoiceStream Wireless Corporation, which became T-Mobile USA, and he served as Chief Executive Officer of VoiceStream from 1998 to 2003.
News Analysis: Clearwire elected wireless pioneer John W. Stanton as its new chairman of the board. Stanton was a protégé of his predecessor, founder Craig McCaw and is a major force in the cellular industry in his own right.
Clearwire announced Jan. 8 that wireless industry pioneer John W. Stanton, already a member of Clearwire’s board, would be its new chairman. Stanton succeeds another industry pioneer Craig McCaw in that position.
Stanton already owns a wireless holding company based in Kirkland, Washington (which is where Clearwire is based) that runs wireless systems in Latin America and in the Caribbean. Stanton was responsible for rebuilding much of Haiti’s wireless network infrastructure following the 2010 Haitian earthquake.
What’s notable about Stanton in addition to his roots at the beginning of the cellular industry, is his reputation as a dealmaker. Stanton was responsible for the sale of VoiceStream Wireless to Deutsche Telekom and its transition into T-Mobile USA. He served as T-Mobile’s CEO until he brought in the recently departed Robert Dotson as his successor. Stanton’s wireless companies use both GSM and CDMA services, and he is well-versed in the international aspects of wireless operations.
Clearwire Chairman Craig McCaw, who founded Clearwire’s predecessor company in
IDG News Service — Clearwire (CLWR) Chairman Craig McCaw, who founded Clearwire’s predecessor company in 2003, is set to resign on Friday.
Clearwire announced McCaw’s departure in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Thursday. His departure was not caused by any disagreement with the company over its operations, policies or practices, Clearwire said in the filing.
McCaw, a cellular industry pioneer, founded Clearwire as a pre-WiMax wireless broadband operator. The company merged with part of Sprint Nextel (S) in 2008 to form the current Clearwire. When the new entity was formed, investor Eagle River Holdings named McCaw as its chairman as part of a deal involving partners including Sprint, Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner (TWX) Cable and Google (GOOG). Eagle River has the right to nominate a board member to replace McCaw and has indicated to Clearwire that it intends to name former CEO Benjamin Wolff in his place, according to the filing.
The carrier is constructing a WiMax mobile broadband network across the U.S. but has faced challenges in funding the massive buildout. As of Friday, the end of the year, Clearwire’s network reached just over 110 million U.S. residents, falling short of the goal of 120 million that the company stated in early 2009.