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Sprint launches WiMAX in DFW, Chicago, and three N.C. markets

Sprint is now rolling out its WiMAX service to even more cities. For the time being, the mobile provider is sticking to major markets and it has announced the addition of five new markets this week.

Sprint has added WiMAX service in Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, and in three North Carolina markets as of November 2. The outlook for WiMAX remains murky with its only benefit over LTE technology  -- that every other mobile provider except Sprint and its partner Clearwire bet on -- being that the technology is available now.

WiMAX will beat LTE to market, but the limited availability of WiMAX is still hurting the service. The North Carolina markets now with WiMAX access include Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh. The addition of these five new markets makes good on the promise Sprint made in March to enable the cities in 2009.

Sprint still plans to add more WiMAX installations this year with service coming to San Antonio and Austin, Texas later this month. WiMAX will come to Honolulu and Maui as well as Salem, Oregon and Seattle this year. Sprint still plans to launch more WiMAX areas next year as well with Boston, Houston, New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. coming online in 2010.

Sprint VP of 4G services Todd Rowley said in a statement, "Sprint continues to lead the charge in rolling out wireless 4G in cities across America and the momentum continues to build. Our aggressive expansion of Sprint 4G will include many new devices and capabilities that create increased performance and productivity while enhancing personal lifestyles on the go."

Rowley said back in March, "Sprint continues to lead the wireless industry by harnessing the power of WiMAX. The availability of Sprint 4G in more places this year and our aggressive expansion of Sprint 4G service demonstrates our commitment to provide 4G capabilities and devices nationwide for our business, consumer and government customers. These capabilities enable significantly enhanced performance and productivity for our customers."



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Wimax and 4g are not direct competitors
By ChipDude on 11/3/2009 1:36:32 PM , Rating: 2
For smartphones its 3g or 4g. 4g is longtime coming as its a huge investment and wireless growth is slow and I highly doubt there are another 100million people willing to pay for more data.

WIMAX is really extended lon gdistance wifi. I've found it very convenient and the price if it matchs broadband pricing makes it a compelling mobile/home alternative. For the same price as hardwired home I got that everywhere I go in town, can't be beat!

The real question is will sprint get enough customers to get ROI and continue to expand or will they go belly up.




By Screwballl on 11/3/2009 2:29:00 PM , Rating: 2
ummm 4G IS Wimax

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Technologies considered to be early 4G include: Flash-OFDM, the 802.16e mobile version of WiMax (also known as WiBro in South Korea), and HC-SDMA (see iBurst). 3GPP Long Term Evolution may reach the market 1–2 years after Mobile WiMax is released.


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