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    Default Future expansion of WiMax network???

    Does anyone know if Sprint has plans to expand their WiMax network, or just keep it around until 2015 or so...? I live near Milwaukee and have no "4G" coverage :/
    ... according to a sprint customer I know, Sprint was suposed to bring WiMax to milwaukee by February of this year, which they clearly haven't...
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    Default Re: Future expansion of WiMax network???

    Wimax is dead, Sprint has abandoned it. No further markets will be added.
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    Default Re: Future expansion of WiMax network???

    Quote Originally Posted by ttriplett1 View Post
    Wimax is dead, Sprint has abandoned it. No further markets will be added.
    Clear is an independent company and Sprint is still contracting service from them through to 2015. It's not up to Sprint anymore whether the company lives or dies.
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    False. Sprints Wimax contract ends early 2014. They are already launching their LTE network this month but they will also no longer be releasing phone with Wimax. Only LTE.

    Sent from my HTC EVO 3D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladabeast View Post
    False. Sprints Wimax contract ends early 2014. They are already launching their LTE network this month but they will also no longer be releasing phone with Wimax. Only LTE.

    Sent from my HTC EVO 3D
    Sprint's contract for wimax ends in 2015 not 2014

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    Default Re: Future expansion of WiMax network???

    Quote Originally Posted by ab30494 View Post
    Sprint's contract for wimax ends in 2015 not 2014

    And Clear has already expanded into additional markets this year. They went from 72 to 88 markets. Most recently expanding within New York State.

    People who scream ZOMG ZOMG SPRINT KILLS CLEAR AT 2015!!! need to pay more attention.
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    Wimax? No buddy they getting rid of wimax. They are working on Lte.

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    Everybody is correct. WiMAX is not dead, but none of the wireless carriers (except Clear who is building a complement LTE network) is planning on using it post 2015. The nice thing about Clear right now is the available bandwidth. Theoretically, WiMAX has a higher throughput than LTE (but not as Clear built it). Clear is expanding the WiMAX network but not at the rate they (and the other wireless carriers) are sinking money into LTE. Why LTE and not WiMAX? Because WiMAX is an open standard and easier for potential market entrants to use to build and compete. Why is this bad? I don't know. Ask the device manufacturers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeguru#AC View Post
    Everybody is correct. WiMAX is not dead, but none of the wireless carriers (except Clear who is building a complement LTE network) is planning on using it post 2015. The nice thing about Clear right now is the available bandwidth. Theoretically, WiMAX has a higher throughput than LTE (but not as Clear built it). Clear is expanding the WiMAX network but not at the rate they (and the other wireless carriers) are sinking money into LTE. Why LTE and not WiMAX? Because WiMAX is an open standard and easier for potential market entrants to use to build and compete. Why is this bad? I don't know. Ask the device manufacturers?
    Hi.

    Japanese company SoftBank is buying Sprint.

    One of the terms was that Sprint would have a controlling stake in Clear so that they would be part of the deal.

    For at least a week before your post, Sprint now has a majority, controlling stake in Clear.

    WiMax has poor penetration and is extremely power hungry compared to LTE.

    Since EVERYONE is moving towards LTE, WiMax will be dead eventually.

    Clear is no longer an independent company. Clear's spectrum will be repurposed for LTE once the buyout is completed.
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    Default Re: Future expansion of WiMax network???

    Quote Originally Posted by twelfth View Post
    Hi.

    Japanese company SoftBank is buying Sprint.

    One of the terms was that Sprint would have a controlling stake in Clear so that they would be part of the deal.

    For at least a week before your post, Sprint now has a majority, controlling stake in Clear.

    WiMax has poor penetration and is extremely power hungry compared to LTE.

    Since EVERYONE is moving towards LTE, WiMax will be dead eventually.

    Clear is no longer an independent company. Clear's spectrum will be repurposed for LTE once the buyout is completed.
    Clear is still an independent company Sprint just had a majority share. This is in case they want to do a take over.

    Sent from my HTC Evo V 4G

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