Sprint has already made it clear that they're planning to use WiMax in some form or another, so today's announcement that they'll be using Motorola equipment is just giving out a few of the details. However, with Nextel's announcement yesterday about testing UMTS-TDD in 2.5 GHz spectrum, it is worth pointing out that Sprint's WiMax efforts are also in 2.5 GHz spectrum -- so it is reasonable to watch how the two trials move forward. Many have pointed out that part of the reason why the Sprint-Nextel deal makes sense is all that 2.5 GHz spectrum the combined company will have, allowing them to offer licensed-spectrum based mobile broadband that will be tough for others to match -- since no one else has really equivalent spectrum available.
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