Wireless broadband firm Clearwire is no stranger to the headlines. Ever since the company announced last May that it would merge with Sprint Nextel's WiMAX business to create a new company (with a $3.2 billion investment from Google, Intel, Comcast, Time Warner and others) there has been lots of speculation about how this complicated new venture will fare in the marketplace.
At the center of it all is Clearwire CEO Ben Wolff, who will be heading up the new Clearwire venture once the deal closes in the fourth quarter. Wolff has be outspoken in his belief that the new Clearwire will dramatically advance wireless and create an entirely new ecosystem where WiMAX is incorporated into all types of consumer electronics devices.
I'll be talking to Wolff about his vision for the new Clearwire and more during my video interview with him, which will air on Oct. 15 as part of FierceWireless' first-ever virtual event, The Future of 4G: An Interactive Executive Summit. The event is free and will take place at a highly convenient location--your desktop. Be sure to tune in. Register here today. --Sue