WiMax Operators Talk Global Roaming
A group of 16 WiMax network operators from around the world gathered in Taipei this week at the WiMAX Forum Global Operator Summit to discuss international WiMax roaming. Companies in attendance included Sprint, Intel, Samsung, Motorola, LG, Clearwire and a number of others. The goal of the summit was to start a dialog that will eventually lead to the ability of WiMax users to roam onto WiMax networks in other countries. Sprint has already inked several such deals with Jamaica's Digicel and Taiwan's Global Mobile. The companies in attendance haven't revealed when a system might actually be put to widespread use.
Sprint Can Commence WiMax Shutdown
A Massachusetts court has given Sprint permission to turn off its WiMax network in stages over the next two months. Sprint will turn WiMax off in 16 cities, including New York, today, with 39 more to follow on February 29, and the remaining 25 cities on March 31.
Sprint's WiMax Shutdown May Halt Service for Charities
Sprint plans to deactivate its WiMax network on Nov. 6, but some charities say the change will eliminate internet service for some 300,000 Americans altogether.
Sprint Adds 36 Countries to Open World Roaming Program
Sprint today added a significant number of new countries, cities, and city-states to its Open World global roaming plan. The program kicked off last year with initial support for Canada, Mexico, and a handful of Latin American countries and later added a wide range of islands throughout the Caribbean.
Nonprofits Convince Judge to Delay Sprint's WiMAX Shutdown
Mobile Citizens, a not-for-profit organization that provides free and low-cost internet service to schools, has won an injunction preventing Sprint from shutting down its WiMax network. Sprint had planned to cease operating WiMax on Nov.
Sounds like a Global Standard to me
Sprint already has roaming agreements with other countries. Glad to see more Wimax partners stepping up to the plate.
So a couple of people (ok, 16 of them) had a meeting far far away and came up...