Sprint and Google team up on future WiMAX location-centric services



Sprint and Google team up on future WiMAX location-centric services
Sprint and Google team up on future WiMAX location-centric services
US wireless operator Sprint today announced it is working with Google to create a mobile portal available through future WiMAX mobile broadband technology.

“The collaboration between Sprint and Google will help spur new mobility and location-assisted services” said Sprint. “Customers will be able to experience a new form of interactive communications, high speed Internet browsing, local and location-centric services, and multimedia services including music, video, TV and on-demand products. (...) Eventually, the WiMAX service will be available in vehicles for navigation information, news and entertainment.”

Sprint is currently working with hardware partners in order to incorporate WiMAX technology in a range of computing, portable multi-media, interactive and other consumer electronic devices. The company plans WiMAX test service in the Chicago, Baltimore and Washington DC areas by year-end 2007. According to Sprint “commercial service is expected to be available in a number of markets starting April 2008 and cover 100 million people by year-end 2008 in conjunction with a planned partnership with Clearwire”.

Thursday, July 26th 2007

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