Sunday, December 31, 2006

Sprint May Add Nokia as Supplier Of WiMax Gear -

"Sprint Nextel Corp. is close to choosing Nokia Corp. as its third primary network-equipment provider for its next-generation wireless network throughout the U.S., according to people familiar with the matter.
Sprint, which this past summer selected Motorola Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. as the other providers, plans to spend about $3 billion on the network using WiMax technology in the next two years. Nokia can expect to get a portion of that as well as additional handset orders from Sprint, which is planning to deploy a network that reaches as many as 100 million people by 2008.
WiMax technology transmits data at speeds similar to those of wired broadband networks and is designed to work with cellphones and computers. Its range is much greater than the Wi-Fi networks that can be found in cafes and airports. WiMax networks could serve entire cities, proponents say."

No comments: