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September 27, 2007 at 7:00 AM

WiMax World: Clearwire top provider

CHICAGO — Clearwire this morning received the Best of WiMax World USA 2007 Award in the service provider category.

The annual awards, announced by xchange magazine, recognize leaders in the development and deployment of the high-speed wireless broadband technology.

Clearwire will be recognized in the November issue of xchange, as well as on the WiMax World Web site.

Clearwire is providing wireless broadband based on technology that is a pre-cursor to WiMax. It allows you to plug a modem into an electrical outlet on one end and into a laptop or PC on the other in order to make a connection. The service is offered in more than 40 markets in the U.S., including Seattle.

The rest of the winners are expected to be posted sometime today here.

UPDATE: Here’s an entire list of the winners:

The WiMAX World USA Award winners were:

— Chip Design: Sequans Communications SQN1130

— System Design: ZyXel MAX-1200/3200 Mobile WiMAX Product Series

— Device/Peripheral/Application Software: Airspan Networks MiMAX USB

— Industry Innovation: Sprint Xohm Mobile Internet Services

— WiMAX World Digital Cities Deployment: Telsima WiMAX Rollout in India

— Industry Choice: WiMAX CPEi 800/850 Series Desktop CPE

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