Sprint Nextel will launch its Xohm wireless-broadband service based on the WiMAX standard in Washington and Baltimore later this year after the technology's success in reaching key performance milestones, the carrier and its hardware partner, Samsung Electronics, announced. "The collaboration with Samsung and our other partners has created a WiMAX ecosystem that has now proven that it can deliver this new technology to the marketplace well ahead of any feasible alternative," said Xohm President Barry West.

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