Xohm WiMAX service to launch in Baltimore in September 08

Xohm WiMAX service to launch in Baltimore in September 08

Summary: We have been hearing about the on and off story of Sprint, Clearwire, and Xohm for quite some time now and I pretty much had given up hope of really seeing any commercial release of WiMAX with 4G right around the corner. According to Sprint CTO Barry West, Xohm will launch in September of this year. Apparently, the first rollout will start in Baltimore, Maryland and then move to DC and Chicago later in 2008.

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Xohm WiMAX service to launch in Baltimore in SeptemberWe have been hearing about the on and off story of Sprint, Clearwire, and Xohm for quite some time now and I pretty much had given up hope of really seeing any commercial release of WiMAX with 4G right around the corner. According to Sprint CTO Barry West, Xohm will launch in September of this year. Apparently, the first rollout will start in Baltimore, Maryland and then move to DC and Chicago later in 2008.

There are 575 Xohm WiMAX base station sites up and running with different devices being tested. The devices you will be able to connect with Xohm at launch include a Samsung AirCard, modem from ZyXEL, a ZTE USB dongle, the Nokia N810 Internet Tablet, and selected laptops. I think it would be great to use WiMAX with a device like the Nokia N810 and look forward to trying it out when Xohm hits the Puget Sound area.

The pricing plans have not yet been revealed, but it may now only be a few months until we get a chance to try out this high speed network. Then again, I'll wait to get too excited until I actually hear reports of people in Baltimore using the network.

Topics: Wi-Fi, Hardware, Networking

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  • Xohm

    When/if Xohm gets to Seattle I hope the coverage area will include Shoreline.
    travis.shoreline@...
  • The WiMAX Steamroller is here!

    With gas prices so high, it took awhile before a cash-strapped Sprint could fill up the steamroller. Get ready all you 2G, 3G, cellular, and other wireless services to line up - in front of the steamroller. The steamroller will roll slowly at first, so the CRRRRRUUUUUNNNNCCCCCHHHHHH of each service being squashed will be ignored - for a while. Once those handheld VoIP WiMAX devices show up - who will pay for cellular any more?
    Roger Ramjet
  • RE: Xohm WiMAX service to launch in Baltimore in September 08

    I have tried to use the xohm service in Baltimore and am thoroughly disgusted with xohm. I have been following wimax technology with some intesest and was very pleased when Baltimore was chosen as the first site. I expected some issues, but they have been unable to deliver service to my house although my area is supposed to be covered. The company has been unhelpful. For a while, they said they were "tweaking the towers" but finally have told me that they will not be able to do anything else. I note that they managed to wait more than 30 days to do this so that I am unable to return the modem that I bought from them.
    gloriana11