I'll reserve much of the detail of this story, which I've been tracking for more than a month, for the subscribers of FOCUS On Broadband Wireless Internet Access. A special issue of FOCUS will be transmitted to subscribers later today and contains an in-depth discussion and analysis of the new McCaw venture.
What has been widely under-reported, until now, is that McCaw has assembled all the pieces necessary for this new venture to quickly emerge in a number of markets. Those pieces include the necessary spectrum, an equipment supplier, back-end services, executive talent, and (presumably) financing.
McCaw is in the process of integrating and relocating all the management and administrative functions of the acquired companies and the new functions in Kirkland, WA... a familiar base of operations for McCaw dating back to the founding of McCaw Cellular.
McCaw's new venture is now operating under the brand of Clearwire, and the web page is operational now at www.clearwire.com.
Copyright (c) 2004 by Steve Stroh. This article originally appeared on Corante / Broadband Wireless Internet Access.
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