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Sprint Outlines WiMAX Expansion Programme

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USA network, Sprint Nextel has announced the next markets in its WiMAX network rollout. The network is being folded into the national WiMAX network being built by its joint partner, Clearwire. Sprint says that it plans to deploy WiMAX in many markets in 2009, including Atlanta, Honolulu, Charlotte, Las Vegas, Chicago, Philadelphia, DallasFort Worth, Portland and Seattle

Sprint also expects to launch service in multiple markets in 2010 including Boston, Houston, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

In addition to the ongoing market roll out, Sprint has several new devices planned for 2009 and 2010, including a single-mode WiMAX data card, embedded laptops, a small-office-home-office broadband modem and a tri-mode phone. Sprint was the first wireless carrier to offer access to both networks on one device - the 3G-WiMAX USB Modem U300.

"Sprint continues to lead the wireless industry by harnessing the power of WiMAX" said Todd Rowley, vice president of Sprint 4G. "The availability of Sprint 4G in more places this year and our aggressive expansion of Sprint 4G service demonstrates our commitment to provide 4G capabilities and devices nationwide for our business, consumer and government customers. These capabilities enable significantly enhanced performance and productivity for our customers."

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