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Sprint to Launch Commercial WiMAX Network In 2Q 2008

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May 22, 2007, 9:43 AM   by (staff)

Today Sprint further confirmed its plans to launch WiMAX networks in several markets in the U.S. Sprint had previously announced three trial cities (Baltimore, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.) to test its WiMAX networks beginning late this year. In a press release today, Sprint noted that it will launch its WiMAX mobile broadband service commercially starting in the second quarter of 2008 after the successful completion of those trials. Sprint expects to cover up to 100 million people with its WiMAX network, but did not say how soon additional cities would be added.


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May 22, 2007, 11:13 AM

Big Deal......

It's still not as fast as HSDPA will be
It's going to be up & running far faster than the eventual 7.2 mbps HSPA upgrade is ready for Cingular/[acronym]. Plus, it's a step forward in technology, not just a point increase for something we already have. I suspect it won't be long bef...
10 Mbit/s down isn't all that bad I don't think.. and it DOES seem faster than AT&T's standard 3.6 Mbit/s. Oh and wait, did we remember that WiMax can do 10 Mbit/s upload as well? Lets see HSDPA do that.
I wanted to say a few things:

HSDPA/HSUPA will be cool whenever it's finally launched, But I think the apocalypse is scheduled sooner...

WiMax provides Cable broadband speeds, but wirelessly. Theoretical speeds are cool, but theoretically my car...

May 28, 2007, 4:37 PM

All you need to know about WiMax

You can go here and read more press releases: http://samsung.com/search/search_sub.asp?col= xn&la=en&qs=&ntype=pressrelease&qp=news_code% 3APR&dt=ba&ayr=2007&qt=wimax

SAMSUNG Demonstrated the Newest Mobile WiMAX Technology, 'Mobile WiMAX WAVE 2' at 3GSM 2007

Samsung's 'Mobile WiMAX WAVE 2' will be deployed by Sprint and
other service providers in 2007

Barcelona, Spain, February 13th, 2007– Samsung Electronics Co., LTD, a leading provider of telecommunications network, demonstrated its newest Mobile WiMAX technology, ‘Mobile WiMAX WAVE 2’ at 3GSM World Congress 2007, Barcelona, Spain.

‘Mobile WiMAX Wave 2’ which supports Multi Input Multi Output (MIMO) and Smart Antenna is a next generation mobile telecommunications t...
😲 😲 😲

May 27, 2007, 3:00 PM

Sprint's Commercial Coverage

I'm just wondering, it seems like you see more commercials for Sprint's "Broadband" network, the network that works in more places than any other network in the United States, but I still have yet to meet anyone that uses Sprint in that way. Everyone I know with EV-DO is on Verizon, and I know quite a few people that also use the HSPA family on Cingular.

Sprint offers employees of my company a 25% discount, but almost everyone chooses T-Mobile (with no discount), Verizon (with no discount), or Cingular (11% discount).

I just hope Sprint is working on something good, because people in my area are leaving them in groves, complaining of dropped calls, poor coverage, bad customer service, and even poor handset selection. People from ...

May 22, 2007, 10:37 PM

Is it me...

...or are carriers upgrading to new technologies before they get previous tech running well?
muchdrama said:
...or are carriers upgrading to new technologies before they get previous tech running well?

Knowing Sprint, they'll have devices to work with iDEN and WiMAX. iDEN is like the T-1000 of technologies...

May 22, 2007, 10:00 AM


I think I need to take another shower now that I've read this article. I'll openly admit that I am really excited about WiMax and that it's going to launch in my hometown.

Now I just have to sit and wait.
reason # 6,510,356,405,560,152 why baltimore is the best city in the united states 😁

May 22, 2007, 12:05 PM

how fast is it?

how fast is wimax? 😲
2 MBPS, max
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