It looks like WiMAX will give muni-WiFi networks a run for their money in some major U.S. cities. Horizon Wi-Com, a startup WiMAX operator, has deployed a mobile WiMAX-compatible network in nine Northeast U.S. cities and is already serving customers on a trial basis. Networks have been deployed in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Richmond and Cincinnati. Horizon Wi-Com said the service, which operates in the 2.3 GHz band, will cover about 70 million pops. It will be interesting to see the impact the network, which will be rolled out commercially in the next few months, will have on cities such as Cincinnati, which already has a muni WiFi network, and Philadelphia, which is in the midst of deploying its citywide network.
To read more about Horizon Wi-Com's WiMAX plans:
- take a look at this InformationWeek article