'Sprint 4G' to come to 15 new markets in 2009-2010

Sprint announced today that WiMAX will be coming to ten major markets this year: Atlanta, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Seattle, Portland, Charlotte, and Fort Worth.

Unlike Baltimore, the only city with a complete Sprint WiMAX deployment, these will not fall under the Xohm moniker. Nor will they fall under the spun-off "Clear" brand, even though the deployments are going to be essentially the same.

Sprint ditched the somewhat nebulous brand names, and even the still somewhat misunderstood "WiMAX" name, and opted for the much more straightforward "Sprint 4G," a name that quantifies itself for customers, and prepares users for the all-data mobile generation.

The carrier also expects to launch in Boston, Houston, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. in 2010, and will be providing new 4G products to supplement the existing U300 3G/4G USB modem.

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