Clearwire lighting up 11 new WiMAX markets in Q4

Clearwire and its wholesale partners will launch mobile WiMAX service in 11 new markets in the fourth quarter, which will fulfill Clearwire's goal of launching 25 markets by year-end.

The company said that, along with Sprint, it will the WiMAX service in Philadelphia in the next several weeks; and in Chicago, Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, N.C., and Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth and San Antonio, Texas, in November. In addition, the two companies will also launch in Seattle, and Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii, in December. Clearwire will launch its Clear branded service, while Sprint will launch the service under its Sprint 4G brand.

Additionally, Comcast, another Clearwire wholesale partner, will launch its High-Speed 2go service along with Clearwire in Philadelphia, Chicago and Seattle. Currently, Clearwire has its mobile WiMAX network up and running in 16 markets, according to a Clearwire spokeswoman.

Previously, Clearwire has said that would launch mobile WiMAX service in Boston, Houston, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., in 2010. The company expects to extend its coverage to 80 markets by the end of 2010.        

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