Leap, Clearwire Strike Wholesale Arrangement
New Five Year LTE Network Partnership
Clearwire should benefit greatly from the fact that LightSquared's 35 wholesale partners are now looking for a new home
. Clearwire has made it, uh, clear that the company is primarily now going to be a wholesale company with retail operations an afterthought. Today the company announced a new five year network sharing deal with Leap Wireless and Cricket
, the second agreement Clearwire has signed for their upcoming LTE network. Clearwire says they should have the first 5,000 of these upgraded LTE sites operational by June of 2013. Leap meanwhile hopes to cover 25 million people with LTE by the end of 2012.