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Alvarion revenues down, CEO to resign

Israeli WiMAX vendor Alvarion has reported that its second quarter 2009 revenues were US$58.7 million, a year-on-year decrease of 16 percent.

Clearwire takes WiMAX to 10 new markets

Unstrung notes that US service provider Clearwire has started selling mobile WiMAX services in eight smaller Texas towns and cities as well as in Boise, Idaho, and Bellingham, Wash, and says that services will officially be launched on 1 September.

Clearwire sees strong WiMAX growth ahead

Clearwire – arguably the world’s biggest service provider proponent of mobile WiMAX technology – yesterday reported a slightly narrower loss for the second quarter and promised strong growth ahead.

ZTE to build WiMAX network in Ukraine

ZTE has won a WiMAX deployment contract in Ukraine from Icon Private Equity’s portfolio company, Ukraine High Technologies (UHT), notes Cellular News.

Digicel Jamaica to launch WiMAX network in 2010

Jamaican mobile operator Digicel plans to launch WiMAX services for residential users in Jamaica with network rollout scheduled to start this month, reports Telecompaper.

Clearwire swaps heads

US WiMAX operator Clearwire this week announced a change of CFO and moves in its strategy division. Erik E. Prusch replaces David Sach as CFO, whilst Teresa Elder joins as president of strategic partnerships and wholesale. Chief strategy officer Scott Richardson has also stepped down.

Clearwire CEO open to switching technologies

WiMAX service provider Clearwire is keeping an open mind on its future choice of mobile technology, according to a Dow Jones Newswires report. In an interview with the publication, Clearwire’s chief executive, Bill Morrow, said that if LTE becomes the dominant next-generation mobile technology (rather than WiMAX), the company can easily switch technologies via a software upgrade.

Sprint backs Clearwire

Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse has reinforced the operator’s commitment to Clearwire’s ongoing deployment of WiMAX networks, stating that his company would be willing to invest further in the operator if necessary, notes TeleGeography.

Intel deal hinders Clearwire tech swap

WiMAX service provider Clearwire is unlikely to switch technology in the medium term because of an agreement with major WiMAX proponent, and one of its own investors, Intel.

Tech camps submit future mobile candidates to ITU

Candidate technologies for future mobile standard IMT-Advanced have this week been submitted to the ITU.