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Clearwire Puts Network in Ericsson's Hands
700 Clearwire Employees to Work for Ericsson
by Karl Bode 03:40PM Wednesday May 18 2011
Clearwire today announced that they've struck a seven year deal with Ericsson putting the company in charging of the "day-to-day operations of the Clearwire 4G network." According to Clearwire, approximately 700 of Clearwire's 3,600 employees will technically become Ericsson employees "in locations around the United States before the middle of this year." Ericsson already manages Sprint's network, bringing Sprint and Clearwire one step closer to the unified company many feel is inevitable.

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FFH5
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Sprint/Clearwire merger coming closer and closer

Just 1 more factoid that predicts a merger is on track.
xenophon

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Re: Sprint/Clearwire merger coming closer and closer

Not on track, not inevitable... essentially already a done deal verbally... just not on paper yet.

CCSL

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Yep. Merger and migration to LTE coming soon...

dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
51% ownership... is merger even the correct word?

AVD
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said by FFH5:

Just 1 more factoid that predicts a merger is on track.

A merger or an acquisition?
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iLive4Fusion
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Good

Maybe they can actually build out a real and decent network?
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Mr Matt

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Whose is on first?

Which merger/takeover will take place first? CenturyLink/Sprint or Clearwire/Sprint? Clearwire will make a good fit for CenturyLink because of the large number of rural subscribers CenturyLink serves. If Wi-Max outperforms LTE in fixed wireless applications then both technologies might be able to coexist.
ArizonaSteve

join:2004-01-31
Apache Junction, AZ

But is it better or worse now?

I'm not sure this is really an improvement. Sure Clear was terrible before, didn't have much coverage and slow speeds that everyone complained about but Sprint's network is not much good either with Virgin Mobile running at 56k dial-up speeds.

virginhater

@107.34.11.x

Re: But is it better or worse now?

But virgin is orepaid you get what you pay for
ArizonaSteve

join:2004-01-31
Apache Junction, AZ

Re: But is it better or worse now?

You don't really get what you pay for with Virgin. I only bought 1Gb of data per month for $30 and couldn't even use it all since it was way too slow at 56k and kept disconnecting me every few minutes until I gave up.