Clearwire announces international roaming service with Japan's UQ Communications

Clearwire (NASDAQ:CLWR), which has now rolled out WiMAX in a number of major markets, announced it has introduced WiMAX roaming services with UQ Communications in Japan. Clearwire and UQ customers using Intel WiMAX-embedded netbooks and notebooks can now sign up for a day pass and use unlimited data while traveling through the covered markets in Japan and the U.S.

Clearwire subscribers traveling to Japan can get a UQ WiMAX day pass for about $6. UQ provides WiMAX service to more than 90 percent of the population in 15 of Japan's largest cities, including Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.

Clearwire said it is working with its Global Alliance Partners and other international service providers to offer the same capability in different countries around the world. Partner Sprint, which resells Clearwire's service, is likely to offer the same service.

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