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Alan Weissberger Broadband Wireless

Sprint to Shut Down WiMAX Service ~Nov 6, 2015

Overview: At long last, Sprint has confirmed it will be turning off of its WiMAX service on or around November 6th, 2015.  That’s a little over 1 year for owners of WiMAX mobile devices (including laptops with WiMax cards/dongles) to switch to LTE .  WiMAX mobile devices will still work in 3G mode after that, but one doesn’t buy […]

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Alan Weissberger Wireless

Highlights of 2012 Sprint Open Solutions Conference, October 24-26, 2012 in San Jose, CA

Overview: The annual Sprint Open Solutions conference is primarily for software developers to learn about Sprint’s partnerships and to stimulate creation of applications that will run on (smart) devices which access the Sprint network. While previous conferences focused more on the network itself (as an enabler of mobile devices and apps), this year’s event provided a […]

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Alan Weissberger

Wireless, U-Verse & Managed Services drive AT&T results in 3Q2012; Cellular Merger Challenge

Overview: AT&T, the largest US telecommunications carrier, reported net profit of $3.64bn in the third quarter or $0.63 per diluted share of common stock.  That compares with $3.62bn, or $0.61 per diluted share, in the year-earlier quarter. Strong wireless revenue gains coupled with continued growth in its U-verse video and strategic business services units helped AT&T report […]

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Alan Weissberger Wireless

Sprint to use Clearwire’s TDD-LTE to augment its own LTE network

The squabbles, break ups and make ups between Sprint and Clearwire have become worthy of a prime time soap opera.  Sprint has been reselling Clearwire’s mobile WiMAX network (CLEAR) and offering its own branded “4G” smart phones along with a Samsung tablet that works on CLEAR and Sprint’s 3G network.  But earlier this month, Sprint announced it wouldn’t be supporting […]

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Alan Weissberger Technology Wireless

Emerging Devices and M2M Team Up for Explosive Growth- Part 2

Editors Note: This is the 2nd of 3 articles that explore new telco markets and opportunities. Much of the information gathered for these articles comes from the 2011 Connections conference in Santa Clara, CA. The 1st article, New Telco Services Enable the Connected Home, described different versions of a “connected home,” including consumer electronics for […]