WiMAX is for the birds as it exists today.  It's for POTS replacement and 
low bandwidth customers in third world countries, not the USA where we need 
to be providing bigger pipes.

Mobile WiMAX in anything but true licensed spectrum is for the birds as 
well.  Just not enough power to make it effective.


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Mike Hammett
Intelligent Computing Solutions
http://www.ics-il.com


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John McDowell" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Sprint and Clearwire


> On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 1:16 PM, Matt Liotta <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
>>
>> On Jul 31, 2008, at 1:42 PM, John McDowell wrote:
>>
>> > Without Sprint and Clearwire, WiMax has no chance at success, which
>> > leaves
>> > AT&T and Verizon ( who will come into Rural Markets eventually) and
>> > their
>> > LTE plans. To not support Clearwire, is to support AT&T and Verizon,
>> > two
>> > companies that will hurt WISPs more in the long run that Sprint and
>> > Clearwire ever will. IMO
>> >
>> I can't agree with your perspective. WiMAX has already been
>> established internationally. Regardless of how WiMAX does in the US,
>> it will continue to be relevant internationally as a standard.
>> Further, many wireless operators (my company included) compete
>> successfully with at&t and Verizon in urban markets today. I don't see
>> how them deploying in rural markets is any different.
>>
>
> Sure, but only on a fixed basis. It is nothing compared to the 
> International
> cellular market. If you look at the International Mobile WiMax footprint,
> its pretty dern small.
>
> When Verizon and AT&T launch their LTE products, I believe you will feel
> differently about them.
>
>
>>
>> > Being for or against the merger will not achieve that. This should
>> > be a
>> > separate tactic of WISPA, but coupled with support for the merger.
>> >
>> I could see that.
>>
>> > The merger solidifies WiMax's chance for success in America and
>> > abroad and
>> > opens up opportunities for WISPs to enter the licensed arena and to
>> > one day
>> > offer mobile services on their networks, thus creating the
>> > opportunity for
>> > added revenue streams from different types of service offerings as
>> > well as
>> > roaming. It also makes for an attractive exit strategy, if that is
>> > anyone's
>> > plan.
>> >
>> I don't see how the merger does that. Any WISP who wants to enter the
>> licensed arena can do so today.
>
>
> With most EBS licenses gobbled up by Sprint and Clearwire, how can we 
> WISPs
> enter that market, aside from EBS Whitespace? And what technology is the 
> ony
> threat to LTE? (WiMax)
>
>>
>>
>> -Matt
>>
>>
>>
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