Wot We've Learnt

At CTIA so far...

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

April 2, 2008

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Wot We've Learnt

1:50 PM -- It ain't easy being 4G.

Seriously, with Verizon Wireless and Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) talking up their own preferred flavors of next-generation technology here in Vegas it is really easy to forget that this wireless stuff is really, really difficult.

But Sprint has backed off its original targets for a limited commercial launch in April for its Xohm WiMax deployment, blaming backhaul issues.

Does anyone really think that Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks will have it any easier? I doubt it. This show has really reminded me that these things always take longer than you think.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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