We reported Tuesday about Sprint Nextel's WiMax broadband wireless network it was planning to build
using WiMax technology. Now, the company says it's going to start laying down some serious money to make this happen, vowing to spend $3 billion over the next two years to build the WiMax network. The advantage for us? Nothing short of accessing video, music, voice and even video calls wherever we are and whenever we want. Is anybody thinking the current wireless "broadband" service EV-DO is fast? Says Sprint CEO Gary Forsee:
"The 4G network will be four times faster than today's EV-DO network. And at these speeds, it's all about lighting up new devices. Imagine accessing YouTube.com and MySpace.com literally on the fly."
Sprint bets $3bn on 4G WiMax network [Silicon.com]