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Cricket partners up with Clearwire in providing 4G LTE service

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Mar 2012, 10:56

Budget wireless carrier Cricket has just entered into a long term partnership with Clearwire, thus becoming the second company to make use of the LTE wholesaler's services. Over the course of 5 years, Clearwire's 4G LTE network will provide wireless broadband access to Cricket customers...

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posted on 14 Mar 2012, 11:13 3

1. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

Dang poor clearwire i wonder if they wont be bankrupt by next year already ,.. but i guess cricket will help them out a bit now too ??
by the way its TUCSON, AZ

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 11:17 1

2. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

Hmmm. Clearwire with LTE? Something doesn't sound right. I thought Clearwire was going to partner with Lightsquared for LTE along with Sprint. Obviously that's not happening now.

Although I don't believe Cricket has much native coverage.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 12:22 1

3. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

I don't know where you heard that, but Clear has been working on developing and testing their LTE network for about a year or so now. It'll probably be Sprint and Cricket that use Clear's LTE network, and I'm predicting that Lightsquared might get involved and use some of Clears LTE as well.

posted on 14 Mar 2012, 12:29 1

4. skymitch89 (Posts: 1363; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

Cricket wants to "blanket about two thirds of its current footprint"? Which footprint, their 3G/broadband or their voice? If they cover 2/3 of their voice, then that would be a good amount of coverage; but if they want to cover 2/3 of their 3G/broadband, then that would be almost as non-existent as Sprint's current 4G coverage.

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