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Motorola, Sprint Team Up For WiMax Test

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Jun 30, 2005, 2:50 PM   by (staff)

Motorola and Sprint have entered into an agreement to deploy WiMax mobile (802.16e) test networks in 2005 and 2006. The companies expect this partnership to serve as test bed, to work the kinks out of WiMax mobile deployments for themselves as well as other companies once the standard is ratified later this year. Sprint has been making a major commitment to WiMax mobile, recently announcing an equipment partnership with Intel as well. One reason for the interest could be that when Sprint and Nextel merge, they will have 2.5 GHz spectrum (the band WiMax works in) covering 80% of the US population. Nextel recently announced they will be testing a competing wireless broadband technology, UMTS-TDD, in the same 2.5 GHz spectrum in Washington, DC.

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Jun 30, 2005, 4:04 PM

Wait, huh?

Does this mean that Sprint'll actually cover something?
I feel bad for all those that experience "bad coverage" w/Sprint! Sprint works great in Cali, especially if you're using a Sanyo! Altho, truth be known....I still can't use my phone at the beach (N. Cali) like Verizon & Cingular users can! Perhaps aft...

Jul 3, 2005, 11:22 AM

Whats WiMax?

Forgive my ignorance, but what is WiMax? is it just wi-fi on a huge scale?
never mind. i got it figured out.

Jul 1, 2005, 7:40 PM

Does not mean much

Sprint has tested or observed systems from IP Wireless, cisco, Flarion, Iospan Wireless, and others prior to this test with motorola.

This is just one more test. It is also worth noting that they are testing a pre 802.16e specification. That is kind of important because the 802.16e standard is not even done. It is a very very early test.

Jul 1, 2005, 4:46 AM


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Jun 30, 2005, 4:51 PM

Sprint and Motorola Teaming Up?

Hey, I'll take any collaboration between Sprint and Motorola! It is inevitable as the Sprint-Nextel merger finalization approaches. Hopefully, Sprint customers will see some Moto handsets, like the CDMA RAZR. That would sell like gangbusters.
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