The partnership between Clearwire and Sprint to deploy Mobile WiMax had been facing certain financial hurdles till late. Now with $3.2 of funding from firms including Google, Intel, Comcast and Time Warner it looks like finally Mobile WiMax has got a new lease of life.
Thus far, deploying a nationwide Mobile WiMAX network has proven to be quite a difficult task. With new partners involved, however, it is hoped that the task will be easier to complete. Sprint and Clearwire have entered into an agreement to combine their next-genbusinesses to form a new wireless communications called Clearwire. The new jointly created Clearwire will build on their existing customer bse of 400,000 wireless broad band subscribers and Sprint's XOHM WiMAX network build-out in certain markets this year.
The stakeholders in the newly formed Clearwire have also their separate agreements as in Google will be working on providing applications that exploit the mobile service, Intel will be working on getting out chips for access to WiMax and the network operators get to sell some wholesale deals.
This is a very positive happening for Google considering that the roll-out of Android based handsets could have ready services to exploit.