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Clearwire hints at rumored switch to LTE with Sprint

updated 01:25 pm EDT, Fri May 6, 2011

Clearwire talks about LTE switchover with Sprint

During an earnings conference call this week, acting Clearwire CEO John Stanton revealed the company is engaged in talks with Sprint regarding using its upcoming LTE network. This helps support an earlier rumor that would help Sprint move from providing a Mobile WiMAX network to an LTE one with much-needed capital. Stanton said Clearwire won't be officially announcing its intentions until Sprint makes its own public commitment to revamp its network, expected to come this summer.

Stanton spoke about the need to expand its network in terms of technical and geographic boundaries, as indicated by the needs of its customers. The CEO specifically named wholesale customers as the driving force behind Clearwire's decisions.

Sprint was involved with Lightsquared earlier this year on working together on expanding its 4G network infrastructure. All three companies will work together to work on building up the LTE network across the country, though whether or not Sprint and Clearwire will offer their own service hasn't been made official. [via BBR]



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