by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
baltimore, wimax, wireless, xohm


WiMax Finally Available... In 2008... In Baltimore

from the took-'em-long-enough dept

For years and years we used to make fun of the press and analysts for either saying that WiMax existed when it did not or for predicting huge uptake before the tech was even ready. Plenty of companies offered wireless broadband, but it was not WiMax, no matter what they (or the press) called it. Back in 2003, we even made a pretty clear prediction: WiMax would not be ready for prime time until 2008, going against plenty of analysts who insisted it would be the big thing in 2004. And 2005. And 2006. And 2007. So, it's nice to see Sprint squeeze in the launch of its WiMax Xohm service before the end of 2008, and make our prediction accurate. Of course, those analysts who predicted huge WiMax success stories in 2004 have moved on and have already declared WiMax dead, and now LTE is the huge success story to watch out for. Let's wait and see on that one as well. There's just something about wireless technologies that make the press and analysts assume that what is being talked about at the tech level will take the world by storm immediately. These things take time.

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  1. identicon
    Joseph Durnal, Sep 30th, 2008 @ 5:28am

    Yeah Baltimore

    Welcome to charm city hon. Sometimes I miss living there.

    I don't think that Sprint will last much longer in its current form.

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  2. identicon
    MsZami, Oct 1st, 2008 @ 9:55pm

    Wi-Max in PDX

    WiMax is schedule to launch in Portland Oregon the beginning of 2009. I'm excited to see how it fairs. I think it is awesome and soon everyone will have the ability to use this product.

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    GHynson, Nov 3rd, 2008 @ 3:30pm

    Bout Time,..

    Now just fork over $299 a month for the service.

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