Sprint will be “soft” launching WiMAX, branded as Xohm, in the Baltimore/Washington and Chicago markets this month. The service will be available to employees in downtown areas of the markets for beta testing. The soft launch will be followed by customer trials in the first quarter 2008, with commercial availability in the second quarter. Sprint plans to go with portable WiMAX out of the gate, featuring laptop cards. They also plan to aggressively move to mobile WiMAX, featuring devices powered by Intel. Motorola, and Samsung.
Read more details at this Telephony Online post.