Clearwire surged Tuesday on reports that the wireless company’s partnership with Sprint Nextel may be resurrected, reports Fortune.
According to the Wall Street Journal Sprint has resumed talking with Clearwire about a deal that would bring in outside players such as Intel to fund a high-speed network using WiMax technology.
Two months Sprint backed away from an earlier plan to share built-out costs with Clearwire (See DailyWireless: Sprint-Clearwire Deal Dead).
Under the original network network sharing plan, Sprint would focus primarily on geographic areas covering approximately 185 million people, including 75 percent of the people located in the 50 largest markets, while Clearwire would focus on areas covering approximately 115 million people.
Initially, the two companies expected to build out network coverage to approximately 100 million people by the end of 2008, with seamless roaming enabled between the deployed areas.
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