Sprint Teams Up With Google On WiMax

Over at the Post I.T. blog, staff writer Kim Hart reports that Sprint Nextel will be working with Google to bring web search, interactive communications and social networking tools to Sprint's WiMax Internet customers. Together, she says, the companies plan to create a new mobile portal to use with the technology.

Sprint announced last week that it entered a long-term agreement with Clearwire to build out its nationwide WiMax network. Many analysts who have criticized Sprint's heavy investment in WiMax saw the partnership with Clearwire as a positive development because it reduces Sprint's liability on the major build-out.

This appears to be another milestone for Sprint, which will be able to leverage Google's cache in the new market.

By Dan Beyers  |  July 26, 2007; 10:21 AM ET  | Category:  Sprint
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