Clearwire reiterates desire to add more wholesale partners; Pyramid Research gives strong forecast for WiMAX worldwide

> Clearwire CEO Bill Morrow reiterated that the company is actively pursuing additional wholesale partners to use its mobile WiMAX network, and said companies such as T-Mobile USA, Leap Wireless and MetroPCS could make sense as partners. Article

> Pyramid Research is forecasting worldwide WiMAX subscribers to grow nearly 10 times by the end of 2014 to about 53 million users. The firm said WiMAX will continue to fill a market niche in emerging areas, rural and underserved markets that lack broadband and businesses. Article

> The combined capital expenditures of the main U.S. telecom and cable operators is set to increase slightly year-on-year in 2010, according to estimates from Avian Securities LLC. Analyst Catharine Trebnick estimates a combined 2010 capex of $57.7 billion, up about 1.5 percent from 2009's projected $56.85 billion. Article

> Beceem said Sierra Wireless has chosen Beceem's BCSM250 4G-WiMAX single chip solution for the new Sierra Wireless 3G/4G mobile hotspot announced by Sprint last week. Release

> The UK lags behind the US and many other EU countries in the number of available open WiFi access points, according to research from WeFi. Article

And Finally... Scientists have found a potential benefit from cell phone radiation--protection against Alzheimer's. Article