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US: A new WIMAX business model August 9, 2006

Posted by Jasper in broadband, Strategy.
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Sprint Nextel announced on the 8 August that it intends to build a network based on the mobile WIMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) IEEE802.16e-2005 technology standard. Sprint Nextel expect to invest US$1 billion in 2007 and between US$1.5 billion and US$2 billion in 2008 relating to the mobile broadband network and cover 100 million people by 2008. While this alone is a significant move forward for the deployment of wireless broadband technology it is particularly interesting because Sprint Nextel will be working together with Intel, Motorola and Samsung. Commitments from these companies are in areas such as market development and mobile WiMAX that are expected to accelerate Sprint Nextel’s goal of deploying services and market adoption.

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