Clearwire to start building out its LTE network this month
start bringing in tons of revenue. Cochran added that Clearwire is "talking to Sprint at all times to make sure it's there when they need it," referring to its LTE coverage. As far as the cost of building out the pipeline, Clearwire said it will use financing offered by its vendors, whose names it will announce next month.
Clearwire's finances are not in the best condition considering that it is in transition from WiMAX to LTE. Sprint is paying them $900 million for WiMAX service this year and next. While nothing in its dealings with the nation's third largest carrier prevents Clearwire from signing deals with rival operators, Cochran says that Clearwire and Sprint are aligned and that the LTE rollout will help both companies.