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Meeting and Seminar Archive:

Date:  February 10, 2010


Joint meeting with IEEE ComSoc SCV


Subject: Developer Opportunities with CLEAR WiMAX 4G


Speaker: David Rees and Allen Flanagan, Clearwire


Moderator: Simon Ma, IEEE ComSoc SCV Secretary


Abstract: Mobile WiMAX as provided by Clearwire (the CLEAR network) is also available from Sprint, Comcast, and Time Warner, under a reseller/ MVNO agreement in the United States. These “4G” wireless networks represent an opportunity for a new generation of products and services that take full advantage of mobile broadband capabilities.


Clearwire understands that the true value of 4G WiMAX will be realized through new products and services, and with this in mind is focused on enabling 3rd party applications, services and devices for the CLEAR network.


At what promises to be a very informative meeting, Clearwire's David Rees and Allen Flanagan will provide an overview of the CLEAR network, nation-wide rollout, and device plans. They will provide details on CLEAR’s Innovation Network program and how Silicon Valley developers can get discounted aircards and free 4G network access through 2010 to develop and test their 4G ideas.


Dave and Allen will also walk through the available and planned platform and device services that CLEAR will be providing including location, network session information, connection management, activation, and provisioning. Some of the use cases of these services will be described, including proactive video optimization and location-enabled services.


A lively panel session will follow these presentations. The speakers and moderator will address the role of the application developer in making mobile WiMAX and CLEAR successful. Clearwire's future plans for enabling 3rd party applications and devices will be discussed along with competition from 3G and 3.5G networks. Looking further out, we'll get Clearwire's views on IEEE 802.16m (WiMAX 2.0) vs. LTE.




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