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Sprint and Clearwire take Q1 hit prior to JV

Sprint and Clearwire have both announced huge first-quarter losses, just days after confirming their high-profile planned WiMAX joint venture in the US.

Sprint to continue to back iDEN network, says CEO

Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse says the operator is committed to keeping Nextel’s iDEN network despite the technology becoming increasingly marginalised.

Embarq calls time on Sprint deal

US service provider Embarq is to wind down its mobile reseller agreement with Sprint, citing poor customer take-up.

AT&T to complete HSUPA rollout in June

US mobile operator AT&T says it will upgrade six more markets with High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA) in the next month, completing its rollout of the technology.

Sprint, Clearwire vow “third pipe” broadband option

Sprint Nextel told US regulators this week that its new mobile broadband venture with Clearwire would give Internet users a long-sought “third pipe” to compete with cable operators and phone carriers, notes Reuters.

Sprint plans QChat 40-market launch for June 15

Sprint Nextel will launch a push-to-talk service in 40 US markets on June 15, based on Qualcomm’s QChat technology, reports Reuters. Sprint has been working with Qualcomm to get QChat to work on its network based on CDMA technology since it bought Nextel in 2005. Nextel already offers a push-to-talk service on its iDEN network.

 

Clearwire eyes US17.5B WiMAX revenue by 2017

The new Clearwire WiMAX operation in the US will have 30 million subscribers and generate US$17.5 billion in revenue by 2017, the company said yesterday.

Palm and Rogers Wireless bring Centro to Canada

Palm and Rogers Wireless today announced the Canadian launch of the Palm Centro smartphone. The deal follows earlier US operator agreements with AT&T, Sprint Nextel and Verizon.

 

Sprint Nextel eyes September WiMAX launch

Sprint Nextel’s US mobile WiMAX network operation will launch commercially in Baltimore this September followed by the Washington DC and Chicago markets during the fourth-quarter, according to reports.

Sprint to spend US100M promoting iPhone rival

US mobile operator Sprint Nextel is reportedly set to invest over US$100 million in promoting a new handset seen as a rival to the new 3G iPhone.