Sprint Nextel will start WiMax service in Chicago, Washington
Kansas City Business Journal - 11:22 AM CST Monday

Sprint Nextel Corp. said Monday that will launch its WiMax wireless broadband service in Chicago and Washington by year's end.

The wireless giant (NYSE: S), which began showing off products that use WiMax technology on Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, has committed to spending $800 million this year and $1.5 billion to $2 billion next year on the new WiMax network.

The company said in a release Monday that early products that will use WiMax include mobile PCs and personal media players by Samsung Electronics Co. and an infotainment device by LG Electronics Inc.

WiMax will allow devices to connect to the Internet at cable modem-like speeds wirelessly, in coverage areas similar to wireless phone service. An MP3 player with WiMax capability, for example, would allow music downloads on the go.

The WiMax network is expected to reach 100 million people by the end of 2008.


As quoted from another article;

"Motorola will deploy WiMAX infrastructure to at least 1,000 sites in the greater Chicagoland area, providing select area coverage that complements Sprint Nextel's existing EV-DO network. Initial service is expected to begin late in 2007, with the commercial launch set
                   for the first half of 2008.

In addition to the Chicago build out, Motorola also is participating in WiMAX equipment and software trials at Sprint Nextel's 4G laboratory,
                   located in Herndon, Va."

Here is the link for the full article.

http://sev.prnewswire.com/computer-electronics/20070108/CGM05608012007-1.html
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