CradlePoint Adds WiMAX to Industry Leading Mobile Broadband Networking Products

April 1, 2009

Clearwire Relationship Enables Businesses to go Wireless with Easy Access to the Fastest Wireless Service Available

BOISE, Idaho, April 1 /PRNewswire/ — CradlePoint Technology, the global leader in 3G and 4G network solutions, announced a collaborative effort with Clearwire Corporation (Nasdaq: CLWR) to support WiMAX modems in its lineup of top-selling mobile broadband routers; enabling businesses of all types secure access to the Internet.

Beginning April 1, shipments of CradlePoint’s business-class routers, including the MBR800, MBR1000, and MBR1100 line of mobile broadband routers, CTR500 mobile broadband travel router, and CBA250 cellular broadband adapter, will have WiMAX compatibility built in. CradlePoint, in conjunction with Clearwire, has also developed the PHS-300, which will be branded as the CLEAR Spot and sold directly by Clearwire. The CLEAR Spot is a mobile WiMAX to WiFi router compatible with Clearwire’s 4G network and targeted at the consumer market.

“Clearwire is excited to see the support of CLEAR’s mobile WiMAX service in a family of routers designed specifically for business applications,” said Scott Richardson, Chief Strategy Officer for Clearwire. “CradlePoint’s conversion of CLEAR’s WiMAX service to WiFi or Ethernet allows remote, branch and temporary offices easy and secure access the Internet with super fast connectivity. Powered by Clear’s 4G network, many businesses now have the option of going totally wireless.”

“As Clearwire’s WiMAX service expands across the country, our customers have the ability to access to best mobile broadband service available,” said Jack Alton, CradlePoint VP of Sales. “Partnering with Clearwire creates a synergy that ensures we are at the forefront of meeting the demands of our enterprises customers.”

CradlePoint’s family of routers offers features necessary for businesses of all types to stay connected, even when wired ISP service is interrupted or is not easily available. The “plug ‘n’ play” set up of CradlePoint routers is attractive to offices with limited IT resources. “Using our routers for redundant or backup to a wired ISP has always been a great feature for CradlePoint users. With WiMAX, businesses have the option of doing away with wired ISP services and directly connecting to the Clear service as their primary connection,” said Alton.

CradlePoint’s firmware release version 1.5.1, available April 6 for current customers, puts the power of WiMAX into the hands of consumers and businesses, and enables a new class of business-capable mobile broadband with 4G download speeds that exceed DSL, and rival cable modem speeds. The release offers continued support for all current 3G devices, over 70 different combinations of modems and cellular broadband networks.

“CradlePoint’s ability to interface with over one billion Wi-Fi enabled devices in use today–from laptops and netbooks to desktop PCs, printers, VoIP phones, cameras and PDAs–maximizes the potential of Clearwire’s network, while simultaneously improving the user-experience of its subscribers,” said Alton.

For more information and a complete list of supported devices on both 3G and 4G networks in the 1.5.1 firmware release, go to www.3Gstore.com, www.thecradlepointstore.com or www.cradlepoint.com. The upgrade is free.

About CradlePoint Technology

CradlePoint is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of 3G/4G mobile broadband network solutions, serving business and consumer markets. The company engineers and produces cellular routers, portable hotspots, docking cradles and software platforms that facilitate secure mobile computing. CradlePoint’s unique WiPipe(TM) technology provides access and traffic management that improves the security and quality of the online mobile experience and supports new revenue streams for network providers. Headquartered in Boise, Idaho CradlePoint maintains sales offices in Montana, Florida, Kansas and Texas. To find out more about CradlePoint products visit www.CradlePoint.com.

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