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Yes 4G to roll out 4G WiMAX in eastern Malaysia
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According to TheStar, YTL Communications is in the process of securing licenses to roll out its Yes 4G services in the east Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak. Its CEO Wing K. Lee had mentioned that YTL has received acknowledgement from the government and they are now requested to submit their business plan. More



Clearwire expands New York and New Jersey WiMAX coverage
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Sprint, Clearwire and Time Warner Cable announced that the companies have expanded coverage of the companies' Mobile WiMAX network into New York and New Jersey communities. According to Clearwire, the expansion brings connectivity to an additional 91,363 people, with the NYC-area network now covering 11,927,000 area residents. More

Clearwire expands WiMAX in greater Seattle region with Comcast and Sprint
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Clearwire, together with partners and investors Comcast and Sprint, announced the expansion of its 4G WiMAX-based wireless broadband network in the greater Puget Sound region to cover nearly 3 million residents in the area. The companies said coverage for an additional 240,000 people, in communities including those on the Kitsap Peninsula, in Snohomish County and near Tacoma, has been added since Clearwire's initial launch in the market Dec. 1, 2009. More

UQ Communications WiMAX 2 upgrade opens up new possibilities
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If you are looking for a regional WiMAX champion, you don't need to look much farther than KDDI-backed Japanese operator UQ Communications, which launched in July 2009 and within two years had more than 1 million subscriptions, and which expects to have 2 million by end of March. Of course, even having reached the magic seven-figure subscription count, UQC remains a relatively small fish in the Japanese pond and a long way behind the big three operators — NTT DoCoMo, KDDI and Softbank — in the mobile broadband market. It even trails smaller player eMobile. More



Stratos Global completes new deployment of its StratosMAX II broadband service in the Gulf of Mexico
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Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, announced it has completed deployment of its new StratosMAX II broadband service for W&T Offshore, Inc. at 29 sites in the Gulf of Mexico. W&T is an independent oil and gas company based in Houston. The WiMAX-based StratosMAX II provides reliable voice communications, high-speed Internet connectivity, Stratos HotSpot Wi-Fi service and a wide range of mobile applications. More

Sprint launches WiMAX in Columbia
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One year after it launched WiMAX in the Missouri cities of Kansas City and St. Louis, Sprint quietly expanded the broadband wireless service to Columbia. Marketed as a "fourth-generation," or 4G, technology, WiMAX has average download speeds of 3-6 Mbps, Sprint said, which makes it a potential competitor to some wired broadband services. More

Latest phone : Watch out for Viewsonic's 7-inch WiMAX tablet this Diwali
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Viewsonic is set to launch its 7-inch Android Honeycomb Tablet with WiMAX network support near Diwali, also known as the "festival of lights," on Oct. 26. This is the company's first tablet with WiMAX support in India and consumers are expecting great things from the launch. WiMAX is a 4G technology, faster and better than anything else in the market right now. It offers very high speed broadband access to wireless Internet and data transfer. All users have to do is connect to a WiMAX base station in order to enjoy a seamless Internet connection. More

A beginning guide on how to define 4G
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4G has become a bit of a corrupt term overall. The fight between those in the industry that have created technology standards for what it actually needs to be in terms of speed, etc. to be defined as such and those on marketing teams for the big four carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile) exposes a huge gap. First of all, "G" stands for generation. So, all the marketing teams love to claim they are the next-generation network or have the next wave of device that is 4G. Here's a hint: if you have an iPhone, it doesn't mean you have 4G service. More
   
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