Get Well Soon, Sean

March 1, 2010

The Intel exec we’ve come to know as “Mr. WiMAX” will be taking some time to recover — according to a company press release, Sean Maloney recently suffered a stroke but the prognosis for a full recovery is “excellent,” according to Intel:

Maloney’s prognosis for a full recovery is excellent and he is expected to resume all of his business responsibilities after a period of recuperation which is thought to be several months, the company said. His duties in the interim will be assumed by Dadi Perlmutter, also executive vice president and general manager (with Maloney) of the Intel Architecture Group. “I visited with Sean and his sense of humor and determination to return to work fill the room,” said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. “We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to his return.”

As do all of us in the WiMAX world, where Sean is known far and wide for his thought leadership and general enthusiasm for more-powerful worlds of wireless communications. Get well soon, Sean.


Sean Maloney at the Clearwire Portland launch, Jan. 2009. Credit: Paul Kapustka, Sidecut Reports


Free Download: WiMAX Business Deployment Guide

August 24, 2009

Sorry for the press-release tenor of this post, but I wanted to make sure you early risers knew about our latest free download report, the Sidecut Reports WiMAX Business Deployment Guide! More on this tomorrow and later this week, but if you want to start reading now go ahead and download the report, it costs you nothing!

(promotional copy below)

The Sidecut Reports WiMAX Business Deployment Guide answers the questions businesses small and large may have about the newest wireless broadband technology to hit the U.S. market: What is WiMAX, how can we use it, and how might its features, prices and attributes save us money, enable new business opportunities, or bring more flexibility and connectivity options to our existing workforce?

Prepared in an easy-to-read style with deep background material for those who may not have understood WiMAX before, the report provides a thorough explanation of the technology, the newest devices that connect to it, and how both small businesses and branch or remote offices of larger enterprises might benefit from WiMAX’s ability to deliver “bandwidth on demand” without impacting existing network infrastructures.

In the new report you will learn:

– How WiMAX compares to existing business broadband Internet access options on a price/benefit comparison

– Why WiMAX’s portability, and not necessarily its cellular-like mobility, may be the key selling point for business customers

– Where WiMAX services will be launched in the U.S. this year and next

– What devices are available for businesses to connect to WiMAX now, and in the near-term future

– How flexible pricing and “try before you buy” options may make WiMAX a low-cost, low-risk option

The report also provides a brief historical background on the origins of WiMAX, as well as a cost-comparison matrix for WiMAX and competing broadband services in the Portland, Ore. market.


Linus Loves Comcast? Is WiMax Next?

July 13, 2009

Is it true that the inventor of Linux actually is happy with his cable Internet service provider? Reading Linus Torvalds’ blog today, that’s the take the open-source OS guru delivers, a generally pleased-consumer experience with the Comcast folks in the Portland, Ore. area.

We are guessing after this report Comcast PR types will send Linus a bunch of free on-demand movie coupons and a WiMax USB device to test out… after all, nothing beats a good online reviewer! Especially one who isn’t a company shill.

(HT to Mike Rogoway at the Oregonian for the story)