Sprint will miss April date for WiMAX launch

3 Apr 2008

Sprint Nextel has had to delay the planned launch of its Xohm WiMAX service, largely because of problems setting up internet links behind the WiMAX part of the network. Barry West, CTO of Sprint and head of the Xohm business unit, said on Tuesday, ‘what’s holding Sprint back is simply the logistics of building the network, and specifically the problem of provisioning backhaul connections to the internet’.

The full cost of the project has been estimated at USD5 billion although this has not been confirmed by the company which is also working on revised subscriber targets at present.