Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2009
Even as it faces economic and operational challenges, the "new" Clearwire Corporation and its WiMax-based wireless broadband technology still has a good window of opportunity to change the landscape for Internet services in the U.S., according to a recently updated report from Sidecut Reports (http://www.sidecutreports.com).
Updated in January 2009 with coverage and analysis of the closing of the Clearwire-Sprint merger and of Clearwire's recent WiMax market launches in Baltimore, Md., and Portland, Ore., the report examines the business case for WiMax services in the United States, and explains why lower deployment costs and a time-to-market advantage still give Clearwire and WiMax a window of opportunity, even in a down or depressed economy.
"Since Clearwire's WiMax service allows users to combine home and mobile Internet access, it could represent a smart choice for consumers or businesses looking to consolidate their broadband budgets," said Paul Kapustka, editor and founder of Sidecut Reports. "The question for Clearwire in 2009 is whether it can execute and deploy in enough markets to gain critical mass before competitors can bring their '4G' offerings to market."
Titled "Game On, WiMax! Why the 'New' Clearwire gives WiMax its best chance at success in the U.S. marketplace," the 34-page report is prepared in an easy-to-read style with deep background material for those who may not have understood WiMax before.
In the updated report you will learn:
- The pricing and device strategies for each of Clearwire's two market launches so far, in Baltimore and Portland
- How the economic downturn, which forced backers like Intel, Google and Time Warner Cable to take big losses on their Clearwire investments, may slow down Clearwire's market launches
- The motivations for Google's $500 million investment, which go beyond business goals for search and mobility to include public-policy goals
- Why the big telcos, AT&T and Verizon, are stepping up their competing fourth-generation wireless marketing campaigns, even though WiMax may not compete directly
The report also contains a WiMax technical and historical backgrounder, as well as an updated look at the growing WiMax business opportunities for enterprises, investors and entrepreneurs. The new report is available for immediate download from http://www.sidecutreports.com for $299.95.
About Sidecut Reports
Sidecut Reports, an independent editorial research company, provides business professionals with deep background, up-to-the minute information, and decision-making analysis on pertinent topics that goes far beyond blogs at a price far less than that charged by traditional analyst operations. Led by longtime industry journalist Paul Kapustka, Sidecut Reports provides in-depth looks into topics at the intersection of telecommunications, the Internet and public policy, which are available for purchase online at http://www.sidecutreports.com.
Paul Kapustka, Sidecut Reports