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Delivering Personal Broadband And The Mobile Internet

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Delivering Personal Broadband and the Mobile Internet

Antitrust Division Telecomm Symposium
November 2007

Clearwire Wireless Broadband's logo

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Clearwire Mission: Provide the Simplest Way to Access All the Internet has to Offer – Anytime Anywhere Clearwire Highlights

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Clearwire Highlights

  • Founded in October 2003 by Craig McCaw and a Team of Wireless Veterans
  • Raised over $4.3 Bn in Debt and Equity: over $2.3 Bn in Equity and $2 Bn in Debt*
  • Strategic Partnerships including Intel, Motorola, Bell Canada, Best Buy and Circuit City
  • Business Model that is Replicable and Scalable with Demonstrated Success on a Market by Market Basis
  • Largest Personal Broadband Network Operator
  • A Leading Mobile WiMAX Spectrum Portfolio

* $750 MM resulting from Refinancing

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Mobile Broadband- a Rapidly Growing Opportunity

Bar chart showing worldwide broadband / VOIP subscribers


Bar chart showing worldwide wireless subscribers


Bar chart showing worldwide converged mobile devices


Bar chart showing worldwide portable PCs


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Mobile Broadband - a Rapidly Growing Opportunity

Shift to Wireless

  • In 2006, 12% of all adults in the U.S. used only a cell phone
  • 29% of 25 to 29 year-olds had a cell phone
  • 47% of people who moved in the US last year didn't activate a land-line in their new home

Explosive Growth in Internet Uses and Applications

  • E-mail, IM, voice and video communications
  • Social Networking, Search, User generated content
  • E-commerce, Music, videos, gamming, etc.
  • 2/3rds of the US population are Internet users, with the average broadband user spending almost 35 hours per month online according to Nielsen/NetRatings

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Clearwire Vision- Mobile Triple Play

Photo of cell tower pointing to development of wireless services


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Clearwire Networks Operating in 420+ Municipalies Around the Globe and Growing

Covering More than 14.8 Million People


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Current Clearwire U.S. Markets

Map showing U.S. markets


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Current Clearwire US Spectrum

Map showing U.S. spectrum


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Clearwire European Spectrum Holdings
8.7 Bn MHz-POPs

Map showing Clearwire European spectrum holdings


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Clearwire Progress

Timeline showing Clearwire market development from Dec. 2004-Sep. 2007


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The Mobile WiMAX Difference

  Differentiation Enabled by Personal Broadband
Cable & DSL Services Connection and service to "You" - not a location
Cellular / 3G Services Internet Centric
Multi Megabit True
Broadban speeds
WiFi Hotspot Services Citywide coverage, inbuilding penetration, simpler and more consistent connections

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WiMAX-Disruptive Across Converging Technologies

Graph showing WiMax's application across technologies


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Policy Considerations for Alternative Broadband Platforms

  • Regulatory Stability and Certainty
  • Neutral Spectrum Policies
  • Operational Flexibility for Dynamic Technological and Market Environment
  • Adapt Only Essential Legacy Regulations to New Technologies


Updated December 29, 2023