Motorola ran its first major public demonstration of WiMAX more than two years ago on a boat at WiMAX World in Chicago. The windy city is Motorola’s hometown, and since the fabled boat ride there in 2007, many of us have been anxiously awaiting an official 4G service launch. That wait has now ended. Motorola and Clearwire have announced the availability of Clear WiMAX service in Chicago today. As part of the launch celebration, Motorola is donating laptops and USBw 100 adapters to students at the local Nativity BVM School, and Clearwire is providing twelve months of free WiMAX service.
- Motorola is the infrastructure provider for the Clearwire WiMAX network in Chicago
- Infrastructure equipment provided includes Motorola’s WAP 600 and WAP 450 Diversity Access Point products
- Motorola also has two consumer WiMAX devices available for Clear customers in Chicago, the USBw 100 adapter, and the CPEi 150
The Chicago launch today coincides with WiMAX launches by Time Warner Cable (a Clear service reseller) in several North Carolina markets and Dallas, Texas.