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Sounds like a former mantra: The Xohm service will be resold by both Clearwire and Sprint, pending regulatory and other approval. The Seattle Times says that the branding will likely appear as “Xohm from Sprint” and “Clearwire, powered by Xohm.” Clearwire will continue to sell under its own name internationally. Sprint announced the name at an investor and press event, where they also stated that WiMax service will reach 100m people by the end of 2008, with Clearwire building out service for 30m of that 100m. In 2010, Sprint expects $2.5b in revenue from WiMax.
They’ll spend $2.5b through 2008 on building the network, and an equal amount to add just 25m more people by 2010. It’s clear that there is low-hanging fruit as it’s unclear why Sprint would budget the same sum to cover such disparate numbers of people. I checked several news sources, and they all appear to back each other up on the dollar figure and population covered.
Posted by Glennf at August 17, 2007 4:06 PM
The dollar figures and population figures were in a Sprint press release: http://www2.sprint.com/mr/news_dtl.do?id=17800
[Editor's Note: Thanks! Sprint hadn't posted that release at the time I wrote my item.--gf]
Posted by: DG Lewis at August 20, 2007 9:17 AM