Sprint acquired a majority stake in Clearwire in late 2008 when the company merged with Xohm
, Sprint's wireless broadband division.
In contrast, Sprint's initial Xohm
WiMAX offering, which debuted commercially in 2008, delivered downlink speeds ranging between 3.
After extensive negotiations last fall, Clearwire merged with Sprint's Baltimore WiMAX network (which debuted in September 2008 under the XOHM
brand) and added its own WiMAX network in Portland, Ore.
5 GHz spectrum and its WiMAX-related assets, including its XOHM
business, to Clearwire.
Topix will provide local news feeds on Sprint's new XOHM
Rick Robinson, vp, Business Development and Planning for Sprint's WiMax offering, XOHM
, does not pretend to know which services will resonate with WiMax subscribers.
Emerging WiMAX 4G networks around the world will be connecting the plethora of mobile platforms and devices, and specifically within the United States where Sprint XOHM
plans to turn on its first citywide network in Baltimore in September.
He explored Sprint's Xohm
business model, which he explained is game changing for the consumer-electronics industry, consumers and operators.
The platform will also support a host of IP and IMS-based services and applications over the XOHM
WiMAX network, the company said.
16e Mobile WiMAX high-speed wireless data capability at the Sprint Xohm
booth at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA.
It plans to offer services under the Xohm
brand, supported by device, chip and other partners, such as Intel, Motorola, Samsung and Nokia and has selected Google to provide search, interactive communications and social networking tools to future WiMAX mobile Internet customers, via a new mobile portal.
The new WiMAX chipset modem solution is scheduled to debut in Motorola's line-up of WiMAX mobile devices beginning in 2008 for various carriers around the world, including Sprint's Xohm