may launch in old Bellsouth territory, according to a post on Light Reading’s Unstrung site. AT&T owns, as a result of the Bellsouth acquisition, considerable 2.3 Ghz spectrum which can be used for WiMAX. AT&T is said to be considering positioning WiMAX service as a fixed wireless alternative to cable modem service, and not necessarily looking to it for mobile wireless applications.

It would seem to make sense for AT&T to pursue some sort of WiMAX strategy. They own the spectrum assets from the Bellsouth purchase, so why not put them to use? They have already deployed a limited WiMAX network in an Alaskan market. WiMAX could be used to compete in territories where they do not have robust wireline broadband facilities. AT&T has no official comment on this issue.

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