NextWave Wireless Reviews

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NextWave Wireless President, CEO, COO and Director; CEO, PacketVideo James C. (Jim) Brailean
James C. (Jim) Brailean
3 Ratings
  • Fantastic and cutting edge work environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Diego, CA

    I worked at NextWave Wireless full-time (more than 10 years)


    Some of the smartest people I had ever worked with. Company had a game changing plan that was more advanced than iPhone in 2006. Well funded with over $800 million of funding. Experience management team. There were at least 10 senior executives who were qualified to run Fortune 500 companies. Challenging and cutting edge projects. Great spectrum assets worth over $2 billion. Great plans and execution until hedge funds snuck in to steal the spectrum. AT&T acquired the company for part of the spectrum and technology assets for $600 million.


    Hedge Funds disguised as equity investors back-doored into the company by CFO and GC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid Hedge Funds and greedy finance/legal guysl Watch-out for competitors pulling the strings of investors, board members and senior team members.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at NextWave Wireless in May 2009.

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Headquarters San Diego, CA
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (WAVE)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Apple, Nokia, RealNetworks

NextWave Wireless is lopping off its POPS to keep tiptop. Managing and maintaining wireless spectrum licenses, the company owns a total of about 3.8 billion MHz POPs (or the number of megahertz associated with a license multiplied by the population of the license's service area) in about 50 US markets. In Canada it owns licenses with 15 million POPS covered by 30 MHz of spectrum. The company plans to sell most of its spectrum to pay a debt of more than $890 million. It has already profitably sold about 93% of its US Advanced Wireless Service bands. Avenue Capital Group... More

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