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Clearwire

(Clearwire Communications, LLC, Bellevue, WA) A wireless Internet service provider (WISP) that offered mobile and fixed WiMAX service under the CLEAR brand. Clearwire merged its WiMAX network with Sprint Nextel's Xohm-branded WiMAX network in 2008, providing download speeds up to 6 Mbps. In 2013, Sprint acquired Clearwire and notified customers that WiMAX would be ended in late 2015. Users not switching to Sprint's 4G service could continue to use 3G if their devices supported both WiMAX and 3G. Clearwire was spun off from Texas-based Sierra Technologies in 1998 and was acquired by Craig McCaw in 2003. See WiMAX and WISP.
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The merger agreement was first announced on December 17, 2012 and Clearwire shareholders approved the transaction at a special meeting of stockholders held on July 8, 2013.
Clearwire disclosed Friday in a (http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1442505/000119312513153253/d474948dprer14a.htm) schedule 14A to the (http://www.sec.gov/) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it (https://twitter.com/JonErlichman/status/322834234765099008) received an offer from a "strategic buyer" A to buy spectrum leases, but had only identitied the buyer as "Party J"
Securities and Exchange Commission this week, confirmed news reports that it was planning to buy the remaining 49.6 percent stake in Clearwire. Sprint has disclosed its plans to SoftBank, a Japanese mobile carrier planning to invest in Sprint, according to the filing.
"We believe this agreement with Clearwire provides us with an attractive option to supplement our own LTE build-out strategy and gives us the flexibility to access additional 4G capacity where needed as data-centric devices continue to become more popular."
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18 May 2011 - Swedish telecoms equipment major Ericsson (STO: ERIC B) said today it won a seven-year managed services contract from US 4G wireless broadband services provider Clearwire Corp (NASDAQ: CLWR).
10 November 2010 - S&P on Tuesday slashed to CCC from B- its corporate credit rating and other ratings on US wireless operator Clearwire Corp (NASDAQ:CLWR) while revising the credit watch on the company to "developing" from "negative".
Northwest Atlantic is working exclusively with Clearwire to find up to 50 more sites in the area, many of which will open in the next six to nine months.
Clearwire, a six-year-old company based in Kirkland, Wash., is announcing today that its 4G network now covers nearly 275 square miles and is available to more than 75,000 residents of Eugene-Springfield.
Clearwire Communications, based in Kirkland, Wash., in May signed its first lease for 2,000 square feet of ground floor retail at 865 Broadway between 17th and 18th streets, David Firestein, president of White Plains-based Northwest Atlantic Real Estate Services, said.
2009 was a very big year for Clearwire, as the wireless Internet provider took its ambitious rollout of mobile WiMax from just two cities to nearly 30 markets.