Motorola, a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today announced it has been awarded the Chicago market by Sprint Nextel for the build-out of its WiMAX wireless broadband service.
Motorola will deploy WiMAX infrastructure to at least 1,000 sites in the greater Chicagoland area, providing select area coverage that complements Sprint Nextel’s existing EV-DO network. Initial service is expected to begin late in 2007, with the commercial launch set for the first half of 2008.
In addition to the Chicago build out, Motorola also is participating in WiMAX equipment and software trials at Sprint Nextel’s 4G laboratory, located in Herndon, Va.
“We are proud to be working with Sprint Nextel to bring the Windy City true wireless broadband service with WiMAX technology,” said Fred Wright, senior vice president, Motorola Networks and Enterprise. “Motorola’s WiMAX technology is poised to deliver wireless broadband data speeds -- that significantly exceed the performance of today’s 3G technology solutions -- to a new generation of consumer electronics devices as well as more traditional multi-media and specialized data devices.”