Clearwire says it is expanding its WiMAX network in Malaga, Spain. The mobile 4G service, called Instanet, will cover the city’s entire metropolitan area and nearly 600,000 people.
“Clearwire is excited to bring to Malaga residents, businesses and visitors an Internet experience similar to what they’re used to having at home or the office, anywhere in the metropolitan area or on the go,” said Gilberto Sánchez, managing director of Clearwire Spain, in a statement. “The commitment of local government along with the region’s status as a technologically-savvy and cultural hub makes Malaga a natural fit.”
The service can be purchased with or without a service contract and does not include usage caps. Home 4G Instanet service plans start at €29.90 a month, or $42.92 U.S.
Malaga will be the first metropolitan 4G network in Spain and Clearwire’s first 4G network in Europe. Last year, Clearwire announced its plans to launch mobile WiMAX in Seville and Malaga, Spain. The company tapped Alvarion and ZTE for the network deployments in Spain.