Originally Posted by AustinChief
WiMax is FAR from dead. That's crazy talk. It is dying for sure. But saying it's dead implies that the millions of devices no longer work and no longer have damn fast speeds. They still work and they are still fast. I don;t know of any set in stone plan to decommission the WiMax network.
As for Sprint LTE they currently are online in 19 metropolitan areas across Kansas, Georgia, Texas and Missouri. AND will have full coverage in TWO years. With 100 more cities online in the next few (my guess is 6) months.
In a perfect world, I'd like to see Sprint offer dual-access phones that can load balance both LTE and WiMax. That would be pretty freaking awesome and would blow the DOORS off anything else on the market.
Sprint is the only company that uses WiMax and they no longer are progressing its technology. All the new handsets are primed for LTE. LTE has the obvious edge in speed and penetration, not to mention will be the global standard. Basically the entire industry has given up on WiMax. It was cool 4 years ago but so was myspace. Go ahead and read the very first sentence of this article written almost a year ago.
19 metro areas huh?
Good luck on that 2 year plan.