Speaking at the Wireless Communications Association annual Washington show, Benjamin Wolff, chief executive officer of Clearwire Corp., expressed optimism about the progress of WiMax in general, and his company's progress in particular.
Clearwire has 258,000 subscribers and is within reach of 10 million people. Wolff suggested that PC data cards would be coming later this year "and embedded WiMAX chipsets for laptops and other mobile devices will be out next year," according to the June 13 issue of Telecommunications Reports Daily.
For his part, Om Malik has been skeptical of the case for WiMax, suggesting a couple years ago, for example, that the technology would be great for carrier backhaul. Today he notes that Sprint could be thinking of a different WiMax direction that could include working with the cablecos.
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