Aha! WiMax for North-East

Finally some news about WiMax out in my area. 3 year old startup, Horizon Wi-Com, is planning to launch its WiMax based high-speed wireless broadband service in the Northeast US sometime this year. Horizon, based out of Alexandria, VA, is funded by primarily by Telecom Ventures. Horizon plans to initially rollout the service for residential, and business users located in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Richmond, and Cincinnati areas. Horizon basically cut out a deal with Verizon to buy its 2.3 Ghz spectrum whose default date was coming up quickly. Horizon will be using WiMax 802.16e equipment from Texas based Navini Networks. Before we get too happy – Horizon will focus exclusively on fixed WiMax.

While we are at WiMax, there are was a report from ABI Research which shows significant cost saving in terms of energy using WiMax as compared to 3G networks. In an analysis of the report published at ZDNet, energy costs represent the third most expensive operating expense for mobile operators which might force them to integrate WiMax and WiFi options into their networks. Besides others, this factor might have definitely played a part in Sprint’s aggressive and costly push into WiMax.

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3 Responses to “Aha! WiMax for North-East”

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  2. Mark Tomin Says:

    Another factor in Sprint’s aggressive push for WiMAX is the chance of losing the licence if they don’t do what they are doing. I am glad to know that WiMAX availablity is expanding to North-East.

    ttp://highspeed-internet-provider.com

  3. Mark Tomin Says:

    Another factor in Sprint’s aggressive push for WiMAX is the chance of losing the licence if they don’t do what they are doing. I am glad to know that WiMAX availablity is expanding to North-East.

    http://highspeed-internet-provider.com

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