2008 WiMAX rollout scheduled for Chicago, Indy, Denver, and more


Sprint is making progress on its WiMAX initiative for 2008. The company announced today that it has added several cities to its list of service areas that will have commercial WiMAX access in early 2008. Additionally, Sprint will be launching a program to accelerate the development of WiMAX-enabled devices, and has chosen the companies that will provide its launch hardware.

Sprint first announced in January that it was going to spend $800 million in 2007 and over $2 billion in 2008 on its so-called 4G network. At that time, Sprint said at that time that they were going to be working with Intel for its WiMAX/WiFi chipset, and Samsung and Nokia for WiMAX-enabled handsets. Only two cities were announced as test markets in January: Chicago and Washington D.C., with Motorola building the WiMAX network in Chicago.

The company’s new list of test markets will probably excite hopeful WiMAX users who don’t live in one of those two major cities. Motorola will now not only be developing the network in Chicago, but also in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Minneapolis. Samsung will also be developing the market in a number of cities: Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and the previously-announced Washington D.C. Finally, Nokia will be responsible for developing the network in Austin, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, and Seattle. All in all, Sprint plans to roll out WiMAX in 19 cities across the US by April 2008…

Вот послать бы всех провайдеров и уйти на WiMAX. Да боюсь дорогой будет сначала