Clearwire Announces WiMax Innovation Network in Silicon Valley
Today Clearwire announced the Clear 4G WiMax Innovation Network. This network covers about 20 square miles of Silicon Valley, including Santa Clara, Mountain View and parts of downtown Palo Alto — it covers both Intel and Google's main campuses. This network is meant for developers and engineers in the area to use for testing applications and services that will use WiMax networks. Access to the network will be free to a limited number of qualified developers in the area. Clear doesn't plan a public launch of WiMax in the San Francisco Bay Area until some time in 2010. All the companies participating in the network, which include Bright House, Comcast, Sprint, Time Warner Cable, Clearwire, Cisco, Intel, and Google, will have download speeds of up to 10Mbps, with average download speeds of 3 to 6Mbps. Clearwire and the other organizers of the network hope this will spur innovation and speed up the development of WiMax-based applications and services.
It is the first 4G to be implemented and has driven the push for LTE sooner than planned. No one else was willing to move forward until the move of WiMAX became reality. The markets are growing and their footprint should be respected in the wireless industry for this accomplishment. For this, I shall stick with the underdog.
to my knowledge it was only sprint and clearwire
I've also read that next year Verizon's LTE networ...