After many ups and downs – including one Sprint/Clearwire joint venture derailed, a delayed launch, and new investment from cablecos, Intel and Google – the Sprint Xohm service went live today in Baltimore.
The timing conveniently puts us right in the lead-up to WiMAX World, which means many of the announcements coming out of that show suddenly carry greater significance. For Motorola’s part, the company has been committed to WiMAX technology all along, but Sprint’s official launch is certainly cause for a smile. While WiMAX deployments continue unabated worldwide, it’s nice to see new WiMAX networks lighting up on this side of the pond.
As a recap from last week, Motorola announced a new WiMAX USB adaptor for laptops and a concept device for bringing WiMAX to the automobile. Tomorrow I travel to WiMAX World. More to come from the show floor.
Important Side Note: Once consequence of going to WiMAX World is that I will miss Motorola’s Video Networks User conference also going on this week. Look for additional posts from a guest blogger in the coming days out of that San Diego event.