Cable Companies Looking To Buddy Up With Sprint Once Again To Save WiMax

from the let's-see-how-this-works... dept

Remember a couple years ago when all the big cable companies teamed up with Sprint with plenty of fanfare to provide mobile phone service and to compete against Verizon and AT&T? Whatever happened to that? Oh, right, it went nowhere. So, perhaps don’t get too worked up over the news today that cable companies Comcast and Time Warner might be teaming up with Sprint and Clearwire to fund their troubled WiMax efforts. If you recall, Sprint and Clearwire had a huge deal (with hundreds of millions in backing from Intel) to WiMax the nation, and that deal also fell apart though everyone knows they’ve been seeing each other on the sly. They know they can’t do it alone, so certainly having some support from Comcast and Time Warner could help move this project forward, but there have been so many false starts and stumbles that you can bet this isn’t going to go as smoothly as all the players are about to suggest.

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Companies: clearwire, comcast, sprint, time warner

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fdin says:

Re: Why did WiMax die, anyways?

WiMax didn’t die… they just now finished the spectrum auction to make it happen like a couple weeks ago. Also, all the companies who participated in the auction are bound by law not to discuss or make any anouncements about their plans for the spectrum they purchased for a certain amount of time… a few weeks I think.

A month from now or so, you will start seeing mass amounts of WiMax ads and whatnot.

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