In a joint press release today,Â Sprint and Samsung announced that its current XOHM deployments in Washington D.C. and the Baltimore areas have completed the necessary testing in order for them to function on a commercial level and handle the expected traffic from potential customers.
The tests consisted of lab testing in 2007, restricted live network testing in 2008, and interoperability testing between equipment manufactured by other partners involved in the XOHM network. The tests also involved handoffs between cells, network equipment, and overall sustained service quality.Â Samsung also took the time out to reiterate its recent WiMax hardware announcements at CTIA which include the E100 ExpressCard and the WiMax enabled Q1 Ultra UMPC.
The network is now expected to launch sometime later this year, though no date has been set.
2 responses to “Sprint and Samsung Announce XOHM Networks in Washington D.C/Baltimore Ready for Commercial Use”
What, Chicago isn’t ready for launch yet?
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