Clearwire to launch in Portland in January

Clearwire will launch its mobile WiMAX service in Portland, Ore., Jan. 6, making it the second major market in the U.S. to offer mobile WiMAX service.

It was rumored that Clearwire would launch in Portland sometime in the first quarter of 2009, and now there is an official date. Clearwire was working on developing WiMAX in Portland before it merged with Sprint's Xohm WiMAX business to form the new Clearwire. The new company announced earlier this month that it would be marketing its services under the brand name "Clear." 

Judging by some of the names of speakers that have been released for the Portland event--Clearwire CEO Ben Wolff and Sean Maloney, Intel's executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer--the event is sure to be somewhat similar to the October Xohm launch in Baltimore. Other markets that are expected to launch in 2009 include Atlanta, Boston and Chicago. 

For more:
- see this article
- see the event details

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