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Google founder Larry Page sees many wireless business opportunities

Original post made by Angela Hey, Mountain View Voice Blogger, on Nov 6, 2008

Google's co-founder, Larry Page, sees multiple opportunities for wireless products and services. He was speaking with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, Kevin Martin (Web Link), at the Wireless Communications Association (Web Link) conference in San Jose today.

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Posted by wimaxed
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 7, 2008 at 5:28 am

Great to hear FCC approved the deal. Clearwire and Sprint have been working on this for some time and at some point in time they dropped the deal but I’m glad to hear WiMAX will finally go nation wide.

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Posted by wimaxed
a resident of another community
on Nov 9, 2008 at 7:01 am

WiMAX has the time on the market advantage but even though LTE is years away companies like Verizon and ATT that choose LTE as their future 4G technology will do anything to keep WiMAX as invisible as possible with the existing 3G technology. For example iPhone is one of the factors that will make the existing customers very unlikely to switch to WiMAX.

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Posted by Angela Hey
Mountain View Voice Blogger
on Dec 2, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Angela Hey is a registered user.

I agree that the mobile phone companies like AT&T and Verizon will have the dominant share. As a passionate iPhone user I will either use the mobile phone network or WiFi. However, one big problem in the US is that phone companies don't like you to use your mobile phone account to connect your computer to the Internet. So for people who want to buy another account, and who don't have Verizon cards in their PCs, WiMAX will be a choice, particularly in rural areas.