Nortel Cancels WiMAX Plans  

Posted by Mohammad Talha in ,

A few weeks after Nokia canceled its high-profile, WiMAX-capable N810 tablet, Nortel has announced that it is canning its mobile WiMAX business, ending a joint venture with the Israel-based Alvarion, according to Silicon Alley Insider.

The report said that WiMAX, a next-generation mobile Internet technology we profiled several months ago during its rollout in Baltimore, hasn't taken off the way some of its backers had hoped. Sprint is behind the technology, but the three major competing carriers in the U.S.—AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless—are all betting on LTE instead.

At the same time, Nortel isn't doing all that well lately as a whole, so this may or may not mean anything about the future of WiMAX. (story Link)

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