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Sprint plans Wimax shutdown by end-2015

Wednesday 9 April 2014 | 12:32 CET | News
US mobile operator Sprint plans to stop using Wimax technology by the end of 2015. In a SEC filing, the company said its subsidiary Clearwire, acquired fully last year, has converted 5,000 of its 17,000 sites to TD-LTE already, using 2.5GHz band spectrum. It plans to convert another 5,000 of the legacy Wimax sites to 2.5GHz TD-LTE as well, ahead of the shutdown of Wimax by the end of next year. Approximately 6,000 Clearwire sites and their associated leases will be terminated, due to redundancy with Sprint's mobile network. The cost of exiting the leases is estimated at USD 50-100 million,

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Companies: Clearwire / Nextel / Sprint
Countries: United States
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