Sprint’s WiMAX service, Xohm, will offer a broadband wireless service of 2 – 4 Mbps download and 1 -2 Mbps upload speeds. The service will initially be available with limited devices, including the Nokia N810 and a few wireless modems and PC cards. Several blogs including Engadget Mobile revealed the details, using an internal Sprint site as the source. The service is expected to launch in Baltimore sometime this month. MuniWireless.com is also reporting that beyond the identified Xohm markets of Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Dallas are next in line for a WiMAX launch. The launch of Xohm is eagerly anticipated as a potential “third pipe” broadband competitor. Xohm’s launch is a precursor to Clearwire’s WiMAX launch that will provide similar services throughout the country, and will also empower cable company partners to do the same.
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