According to a report in GigaOM, Sprint SVP of mobile broadband operations Atish Gude discussed whether or not the carrier should open its forthcoming WiMAX network. Gude asserted that Sprint does plan to eventually provide an open Internet-centric model for devices that connect to its WiMAX network, but whether the service launches open or closed is still undecided. Gude also hinted, as Sprint execs have in the past, that a consumer may pay for the WiMAX service by having a subscription for multiple devices. If an Internet connection will run $30 dollars, then there may be a premium mobility fee of $10 or $15.
For more on Sprint's open or closed debate:
- see the write-up over at GigaOM