T-Mobile, the fourth largest carrier in the US may be contemplating a joint venture partnership with Kirkland based Clearwire, a leading provider of wireless broadband and ISP solutions.
The rumors itself is not new. However this time, the speculations have been fueled by statements from T-Mobile USA CEO, Robert Dotson. In an interview, Dotson had said,
“We continue to look at JV opportunities for additional spectrum… there are a number of different options we look at, (we) have been talking with cable companies, with Clearwire.”
Ever since T-Mobile garnered high profile smartphone partnerships including the likes of Nexus One, the company’s demand for wireless spectrum has been on the increase and in this regard, a partnership with Clearwire can come handy.
Shares of Clearwire however suffered a 2% drop since the news broke out[Reuters via TechFlash]