Clearwire had quite a few interesting things to say in its earnings announcement today. As expected, the company unveiled several cities targeted for WiMAX deployments this year, including Las Vegas, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Dallas/Fort Worth. In addition, Clearwire said it will expand services in existing markets including Baltimore, Seattle, Honolulu, and Charlotte.
There continues to be skepticism about the future of WiMAX technology, but an ABI analyst, for one, suggests this skepticism is overblown. (via Broadband Reports) WiMAX revenues are expected to grow on the order of 4,500% or more in 2009. Granted, much of that will come from international deployments (many of which involve Motorola), but Clearwire’s plans for 2009 and beyond mean we won’t get left out here in the US. Meanwhile, technology developments continue on the LTE front as well, with major commercial deployments likely a year or two from now.