Sprint's WiMax Sulk
Sprint, the industry's champion of WiMax, has gone on a sulk since the NGMN alliance announced a partnership with the UMTS Forum at the end of June, and Dr. Peter Meissner, operating officer of the NGMN Alliance, stated in the press release: “Fulfilling NGMN requirements will provide a step change in existing mobile broadband experience and will enable and accelerate mass market access to new products and services. Based on intensive and detailed technology evaluations, 3GPP LTE/SAE is the first technology which broadly meets its recommendations and is approved by its Board.”
So, because WiMax didn't get the thumbs up, Sprint has given NGMN a finger or two.
Well, now, that'll show 'em.
— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Unstrung