09 August 2006

Sprint Nextel, WiMax and 4G

There were a couple of articles about Sprint Nextel and their investment in WiMax. The first is this article in Forbes, in which they report that Sprint is treating this as their 4G technology (Forbes also published this interview with Gary Forsee, CEO of Sprint Nextel). Om Malik went a little further in his analysis yesterday, in which he cited Qualcomm's licensing fees as a factor (he continued in this post).

Update: This article is a nice supplement to the above resources.

Do you think that WiMax has the potential to serve as an alternative to a cell-based 4G network? Do you think that Sprint Nextel's move will put pressure on Qualcomm to reduce their licensing fees?

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