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The latest on Xohm: Usage limits and a new vendor

Sprint Nextel's launch of the Xohm WiMAX service this week has come under unanticipated controversy for an "acceptable use" policy, written into its Xohm subscriber agreements, which gives the

Sprint's Xohm is ready to unwire Baltimore

Baltimore, a city that served as the gritty locale for HBO's underrated drama, "The Wire," is the first market to go live with Sprint Nextel's Xohm WiMAX broadband wireless service which, if it

FCC wants to wrap up its Sprint-Clearwire review

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Thursday said the agency's review of the Sprint Nextel and Clearwire joint venture is one of the top-priority items it has to deal with during the remaining months of the

FCC to review wireless mergers by year-end

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said yesterday that the agency will try to finish its review of Verizon's pending acquisition of Alltel as well as Sprint Nextel's joint venture with Clearwire by year-end.

Sprint sells towers to TowerCo then signs lease deal

Concluding that it's a better idea to lease than own, Sprint Nextel has finalized the sale of about 3,080 towers to TowerCo for an estimated $670 million in cash. The sale may be final, but the

Japan's SoftBank to launch 3G femtocells in January

The wireless industry, expecting femtocells to usher in another market for products and services and eager to get that ball rolling, now knows where to look for the next femtocell deployment: Japan.

PBT earns backhaul role for Sprint's Xohm

Provider backbone transport (PBT, also call provider backbone bridging, or PBB) has had a tough year, going from being a much-hyped technology at the beginning of 2008, to being shunned by BT and

Xohm adds more backhaul

Sprint inked a deal with Ciena Corp. to use the company's carrier Ethernet platform as one of the backhaul solutions for its 4G WiMAX network, Xohm. The company said that it's focused on Ciena's

Sprint's CEO Dan Hesse back as a pitchman

To boost its faltering subscriber base, Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse has returned as a pitchman for the carrier, explaining in a new commercial how customers can have their phones configured for them

Jabber punches up Cisco's UC effort

Cisco Systems has agreed to acquire Jabber, a highly-regarded developer of presence technology and messaging applications that had lured previous investments from France Telecom, Intel and others.