Hey! Yes You!

You are on an obsolete part of this site. For current cell phone, Sprint Nextel, and wireless industry news go to PCS Intel.
 

  Advertisments from our Sponsored Links

 

  Menu

· Home
· Content
· Feedback
· News Archive
· Search News
· Submit News
· Topics
· Vision/PDA Version
 

  Best Viewed With...

 

 
  The Internal WiMax Battle: Sprint vs Nextel
Posted on Tuesday, July 26 @ 00:49:52 MDT by Christopher_Price
 
 
  Sprint PCS Sprint and Nextel appear to have diverging points of view when it comes to wireless broadband. Sprint has taken a mostly quiet approach, joining the WiMax forum in a hope to drive it towards Sprint's internal directions, while Nextel has taken more of a "just do it" approach.

As you may have seen in the Nextel wireless broadband trial, Nextel has pushed for a public image of their own broadband service. Sprint however, may have a different plan in mind. Think MVNO.

Sprint's recent history with MVNO's has been very sucessful, and that has had the folks in Overland Park thinking. They are keeping both roads open, but, are leaning towards being the network provider for WiMax, but be completely transparent as the brand.

For example, Earthlink would tap Sprint's WiMax to offer internet to customers, Vonage could use it to offer even lower cost VoIP service, and, computer companies could offer extended range wireless access from their laptops.

Nextel however, wants their name all over it. They want it to be their web, their VoIP, their stamp on network cards. And, with most of the Nextel broadband team just starting to network with Sprint, the head-butting has yet to ensue in levels that would spill onto web sites.

However, Sprint is taking the smart strategy of taking a wait-and-see approach to WiMax, testing equipment in their ATL labs, while briging the Nextel teams onboard and off of flash-based wireless standards. It's a good start, but the MVNO route is an unproven one. We'll have more on Sprint MVNOs (just because everyone has something to say on MVNOs these days) soon.

 
 
  Login

Nickname

Password

Don't have an account yet? You can create one. As a registered user you have some advantages like theme manager, comments configuration and post comments with your name.
 

  Related Links

· More about Sprint PCS
· News by Christopher_Price


Most read story about Sprint PCS:
The Lineup #2

 

  Article Rating

Average Score: 1.5
Votes: 2


Please take a second and vote for this article:







 

  Options


  Printer Friendly

 


 
 
PPC-6601 Update (Score: 1)
by spyderco on Thursday, August 04 @ 16:34:18 MDT
(User Info )
I downloaded the update for my 6601 from your website and opened the CAB on the PDA and now my screen has gone crazy. It won't refresh. I can open up new windows but going back the the main screen is all jumbled and garbage. I've tried a soft reset. What do I need to do?


 
 


 
 
We aren't Sprint (the company). We don't want to be Sprint (the company). Please don't think this site is Sprint (the company). Sprint (the company) is here. Want Sprint (the company)? Go to Sprint's (company) web site...

Copyright 2003-2006 SPI, Christopher Price Editor-In-Chief