Motorola showcases mobile WiMAX handoffs

Motorola teamed with Sprint yesterday to showcase the operator's Xohm WiMAX service in Chicago. During a cruise along the Chicago River, a group of media and analysts were able to experience live handoffs of WiMAX applications such as VOIP calls, video streaming and MobiTV. Later, the group saw a similar demo while driving at speeds beyond 50 miles per hour.

Barry West, Sprint CTO and president of the Xohm Business Unit, said that the company is on schedule to begin Xohm pre-commercial service in Chicago by year-end with commercial service in that city and other markets beginning in April 2008.

The media event was held in conjunction with WiMAX World USA conference, which is taking place in Chicago this week. FierceTelecom editor-in-chief Dan O'Shea is at the conference and will be providing live coverage from the show. Look for more stories from WiMAX World in tomorrow's issue and in our sister publications FierceBroadbandWireless and FierceTelecom.

For more:
- see this press release

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