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
As quoted from another article;
"Motorola will deploy WiMAX infrastructure to at
least 1,000 sites in the greater Chicagoland area, providing select area
complements Sprint Nextel's existing EV-DO network.
Initial service is expected to begin late in 2007, with the commercial
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."
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