We knew the news from a few months ago, but is now a reality. The US company Clearwire has landed in Malaga under the brand name Clear to start to cover it 4 g. The technology used is Mobile WiMAX (802. 16e) and this is the first network of its kind that Clearwire deployed outside the United States. Málaga is also the first city in Spain with this kind of coverage, which reaches 600 thousand inhabitants.
This service without limits Mobile Internet is called Instanet City. It costs 29.90 euros plus VAT per month and other 29.90 euros of high including the usb modem. However, if one accepts a contract of 18 months of permanence, the signup is free and 10 euros per share for the first three months is recuden. Do not specify the speed of connection, but as reported initially It varies between 3 and 6 Mbps with peaks of up to 10 Mbps.
Sevilla will be the second city in get on the train, beginning in March of this year, and there is speculation that other cities also do so as Clear has licenses of the band of the 3.5 GHz they used their computers.
Clearwire has achieved what is intended with this movement: be a pioneer of services 4G in Spain and thus come to the European market in general. Is not planned to Telefónica, Vodafone, Orange and Yoigo offered 4G coverage until 2012, although already testing of LTE technology are being.
Clear already marketed a WiMAX fixed mode, InstaNet home, which has not been received with too much enthusiasm. We hope to not pass the same thing with the mobile service, to feed demand.