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Sprint Will Test WiMax In Chicago, DC

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Oct 13, 2006, 2:02 PM   by (staff)

Sprint today announced they will test WiMax equipment by rolling out service from two separate vendors in separate cities. Sprint has assigned their two launch partners one city each - Motorola will cover Chicago while Samsung will cover Washington DC. After an evaluation period, Sprint will decide whether the trials were satisfactory or if the carrier needs to add a third equipment supplier. Nortel, Nokia and other large manufacturers are waiting in the wings. It is unlikely Samsung or Motorola need to be worried about losing; both will probably earn rights to cover additional cities. Instead each company is competing to win the rights to New York City, which Sprint considers a market both because of its status as well as the difficult coverage situations it presents.

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Oct 14, 2006, 1:48 AM

Invest now imo... before it's too late

This is going to be huge...
Yes, I agree. A company spending vast amounts of money on a technology that is going to give little return on investment (at least until the US consumer actually cares enough about data speeds that high).

I'll uh...snatch that opportunity as soon ...
gburke1 said:
This is going to be huge...

A huge fiasco or maybe just substantial BS.

Sprint choose a mobile technology that does not work. Now why would they do that?

1) Sprint executives need something to di...
Invader J

Oct 13, 2006, 3:40 PM

Whoa, NYC?

So wait, does this mean, for the first time in history (at least the history in my head), NYC will be one of the very first cities to have a new cellular technology deployed?!

Oh happy happy day! Crap, now I might have to ditch Helio to go back to Sprint, which I ditched to go to Helio... then again, Helio is a Sprint MVNO... hmmm. 😁
course, with Helio, you don't have to deal with Sprint's fantastic customer service (that was sarcastic if anyone didn't guess) 😉
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