Sprint Deals With Clearwire

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Sprint Deals With Clearwire

The best details of the Sprint-Clearwire deal is at Marketwatch, but Tammy Wolf at TMC did a good job, too. Clearwire gets "up to $1.6 billion over the next four years in payments for WiMAX services, possible pre-payments for LTE services and potential equity investments" from Sprint. "Sprint will pay Clearwire a total of $926 million, approximately two-thirds of which will be paid in 2012, for unlimited 4G WiMAX retail services during 2012 and 2013, subject to certain conditions." So Clearwire is stuck with WiMAX until like 2015 while also building an LTE network. The speculation begins: is $1.6B enough for Clearwire? Who will buy the bundle (Sprint-Clearwire)? The Senate wants to know more about Lightsquared. DISH wants someone to build it an LTE network. VZW picked up the SpectrumCo 20 MHz from the cablecos. The cablecos will now be selling VZW services to its customers as an authorized VZW sales agent. (Isn't that stupid?)



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