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FFH5
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Sprint controls Clearwire and will ultimately call the shots

Sprint owns 54% of). Hesse also proclaims that he doesn't believe that Clearwire will sell off a large chunk of spectrum as several rumors recently suggested.
Since Sprint owns 54% of Clearwire, you can pretty much make book on the fact that Clearwire won't sell off a large chunk of spectrum without a Sprint ok.


tiger72
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We'll see. While Sprint's 4g strategy is currently WiMax, Clear can still lease away spectrum that they don't need. That lets them retain ownership while making money off its use.

Clear will never get rid of WiMax, if only because they have so many clients using it (the cable companies are also reselling Clear WiMax - and they're far more averse to pissing off their customers with hardware changes).

Chances are this statement is only to get investors believing that Clear has solid plan for its spectrum.

dustman81

join:2002-05-28
Tallmadge, OH
Wonder if they'll try doing what they did with x2 and k56Flex and make a comprise standard like v.90.

Sprint should plan for LTE since both AT&T and Verizon are going there. With Sprint, AT&T and Verizon all using the same protocol, the roaming options would be almost unlimited.


airtouch25

join:2007-05-22
united state
reply to FFH5
No. Sprint owns the majority shares but not the "controlling shares."

Hesse and 2 other Sprint executives recently resigned from Clear's Board of Directors. »www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-3···pid=yhoo

"...while Sprint owns 54 percent of Clearwire's outstanding shares, and can appoint seven of the company's 13 board members, major decisions like allowing another strategic investor require the approval of 10 board members. So, in theory, while Sprint holds sway on Clearwire's board, it is not the ultimate authority." »www.fiercewireless.com/story/cle···14KUQDQa


kg4icg

join:2003-11-16
Herndon, VA
reply to dustman81
VZW and AT&T won't be able to roam on any other LTE system because of the 700 mhz band they have. Sprint/Clear's LTE deployment would be in the 2500mhz range while the other 2 would be in the 700 mhz range requiring totally different equipment altogether. By VZW and AT&T doing what they did, they are locked into there own little LTE universe with 10 mhz spacing while Sprint/Clear would be able to 20 mhz spacing in which the could deploy LTE advance equipment.


tiger72
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said by kg4icg:

VZW and AT&T won't be able to roam on any other LTE system because of the 700 mhz band they have. Sprint/Clear's LTE deployment would be in the 2500mhz range while the other 2 would be in the 700 mhz range requiring totally different equipment altogether. By VZW and AT&T doing what they did, they are locked into there own little LTE universe with 10 mhz spacing while Sprint/Clear would be able to 20 mhz spacing in which the could deploy LTE advance equipment.
They'll both be dual-band actually. VZW and ATT on 700mhz/1700mhz, while Clear and the rest of the planet will be at 2.5-2.6ghz...
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reply to airtouch25
since when is a blog news? You belive what Fierce has to say in terms of who has controling shares. It'd be like Stop the Cap saying that VZ is buying ATT tomorrow and it being true.

The person who owns the most shares owns the controling share of the company. Go read the SEC and the IRS documents first. Control of stock controls voting options. Thus owns/controls the company.
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