Sprint looks for a WiMAX boost

Who: Sprint Nextel

Why you should care: Sprint's Xohm WiMAX service got a good workout during the opening night of WiMAX World in Chicago last night, as press and analysts accessed a trial network during a Motorola boat cruise on the Chicago River. Most walked away impressed by download speeds far better than current 3G offerings and DSL. Sprint also continues to invest in its wireline backbone, the often forgotten part of the company.

What the future holds: Xohm, which has been delayed once, hopefully will launch soon in Chicago and Washington, D.C., early next year. Meanwhile, Sprint routinely is rumored to be an acquisition target, most recently for BT.
For more about the Xohm speed test. Read this posting at Ars Technica for more on the story.

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