updated 02:40 pm EDT, Thu June 19, 2008
Xohm Second Wave Expansion
Sprint's next wave of cities to receive its Xohm WiMAX service after Baltimore will focus primarily on Texas and the northeast, the carrier is telling interested customers. In addition to extra launches planned for Chicago and Washington DC, the 4G service should be available in Boston, Philadelphia, and Providence in the New England area as well as its first southern effort in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
No specific launch timeframes have been given for the new areas, though Sprint says that the Chicago and Washington launches are due towards the end of the year and suggests that the new regions may not be ready until early next year. The expansion is nonetheless considered crucial to Xohm gaining widespread adoption ahead of rival 4G wireless services such as Long Term Evolution, which aren't due to launch in earnest for the US until 2010.