Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR) is a mobile and broadband services provider founded in 1998.   The company builds and operates next generation mobile broadband networks that provide high-speed mobile Internet and residential access services, as well as residential voice services, in communities throughout the country. 

Clearwire ended the first quarter of 2013 with around 9.4 million total subscribers, down from around 9.6 million at the end of the fourth quarter. Sprint (NYSE:S) is a majority shareholder in Clearwire. In December 2012, Sprint proposed a deal to purchase all remaining Clearwire shares. If the deal goes through, Clearwire will become a wholly owned entity of Sprint.

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The adventures of Sprint and the magical 2.5 GHz spectrum

Sprint has been talking about the unique benefits of its 2.5 GHz spectrum for years--first when its partner Clearwire owned it, and then after Sprint bought Clearwire. They're still talking about how it's a differentiator. Yet unless and until Sprint fully takes advantage of that spectrum, I don't see it making meaningful market share gains or standing out from its competitors.

CableLabs wants to test unlicensed LTE in Clearwire spectrum

CableLabs wants to use Clearwire's 2.5 GHz spectrum to test how LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) co-exist with Wi-Fi networks.

Sprint to shutter WiMAX network around Nov. 6, 2015

Sprint confirmed it will shut off service on its mobile WIMAX network on or around Nov. 6, 2015, giving further clarity on its network evolution.

Wireless in the third quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the third quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the third-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

MVNO Karma launches first LTE product with Sprint, doubles user base to 100,000

Karma, an MVNO that rewards customers with additional data when they share their hotspot connection with others, is launching its first LTE hotspot, called Karma Go, on Sprint's tri-band LTE network. The company previously only offered service on Sprint's WiMAX network. 

Wireless in the second quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the second-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's...

Google gets into 5G game via Alpental acquisition

Google acquired Alpental Technologies, a Seattle-area startup that was headed by engineers from the former Clearwire and is working on 5G-related millimeter-wave technology.

Analyzing U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter

As the first-quarter reporting season comes to a close, it's time to start parsing the information to see which carriers slipped and which managed to get ahead.  FierceWireless  takes a close look at the performance of U.S. wireless operators in the first quarter of 2014, including churn, ARPU and other major metrics compiled by Strategy Analytics.

Wireless in the first quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the first quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the first-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers,...

Sprint to shutter WiMAX network by end of 2015, will turn off at least 6,000 towers

Sprint expects to shutter at least 6,000 cell sites as it makes plans to shut down WiMAX service by the end of 2015. Sprint has long said it would maintain WiMAX service through 2015, but has not given many details on what exactly it will do with the network after that date.