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 to Kill Off WiMax Once and for All On Nov. 6, 2015
Sprint today confirmed it will permanently shutter its WiMax network on or around November 6, 2015. The company had previously said it would operate the failed 4G network until "the end of 2015." Sprint said it has identified 6,000 "redundant sites that we expect to decommission and terminate the underlying leases," as part of the process, which will save the company some money.
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.
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...