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Looking forward to 2009

January each year is when analysts and amateur prophets get busy forecasting what the year ahead will bring. With the current economic crisis already biting hard on the wireless industry, trying to

Clearwire launches WiMAX service in Portland

Clearwire launched its mobile WiMAX service under the brand name "Clear" in Portland, Ore., yesterday, making it the second city--after Baltimore, Md.--in the United States to support the 4G

Sprint, iPCS headed to trial over WiMAX ruling

Sprint Nextel and iPCS appear headed for trial later this spring after an Illinois court ruled last week that a 2006 ruling on whether Sprint's acquisition of Nextel violated its exclusivity

Clearwire brand debuts in Portland, Ore.

Clearwire's "Clear" brand debuts today in Portland, Ore., with pricing plans ranging from $20 per month for basic DSL-type service to a plan that combines home and mobile service for $60 per month.

Top nine predictions for 2009

As is tradition here at FierceWireless it's time to present our wireless predictions for 2009. Before we begin, however, I'd like to caution you that these predictions are what we think will happen

Amazon: Kindle EV-DO e-book best selling electronic device

Amazon.com said its Kindle e-book reader, which makes use of Sprint's EV-DO network to enable wireless shopping and over-the-air content downloading, was the best-selling electronic device on its

2008 Year in Review: The new Clearwire

The news: The rumors began intensifying in February that Intel would be investing $2 billion in the combination between Sprint's WiMAX business, Xohm, and Clearwire. The move would give WiMAX some

Carriers plot air traffic control for Inauguration Day

With a record influx of citizens expected to flood the streets of Washington, D.C., to celebrate Barack Obama's "Yes, we can" message on Inauguration Day 2009, mobile phone users might get a

2008 Year in Review: Verizon Wireless acquires Alltel for $28.1 billion

The news: On June 5, Verizon announced that it would acquire Alltel for $28.1 billion. The deal sent ripples through the wireless world because it meant Verizon would pass AT&T Mobility as the

2008 Year in Review: Sprint, Clearwire finally tie the knot; WiMAX loses darling designation

After trying to get a deal done since early 2007, Sprint and Clearwire finally hammered out an agreement in mid-2008, this one calling for Sprint's WiMAX business to combine with Clearwire with the