Sprint backing out of WiMax?

Wasn’t this supposed to be Google’s plan B for the gPhone?  With all the major telecoms embracing Android, maybe no one felt it necessary to keep Sprint’s hopes up. 

Sprint and Clearwire Cancel Tie-Up Plans

Sprint and Clearwire agreed in July to work out a plan to combine their networks. On Friday, they said they were not able to “resolve complexities” in the deal, but were still trying to coordinate on technical standards and roaming.

The recent departure of Sprint CEO Gary Forsee has brought the company’s commitment to WiMax into question. In Friday’s release, Reston, Va.-based Sprint gave mixed messages. It said the company was on track to launch WiMax under the Xohm brand in Chicago later this year, with a wider launch next year, but also said it is reviewing its business plans and “expects to comment further on these topics early next year.”

Published in: on November 9, 2007 at 7:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

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