Bloomberg the Company

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Follow Us

Industry Products

Businessweek Archives

Xohm WiMax: A First Look


Sprint and ClearWire officially launched their Xohm (pronounced Zome)WiMax service today in Baltimore, the only city where the service is officially up and running. I didn?? get to spend a lot of time using it and I have no idea yet of how extensive the coverage is (I plan a full review in a couple weeks) but the first impression was good.

I spent some time riding around Baltimore?? Fells Point neighborhood, watching Hulu on an Acer netbook. The video never broke up or paused for rebuffering, something I??e learned not to expect with 3G wireless, especially when moving. Cell handoffs appeared to be seamless. But, of course, the only people on hte network were the folks at the preview no it?? not quite a fair test of what service will be like once lots of people are using it.

Xohm says users can expect download speeds of at least 2 to 4 megabits per second with bursts to 10 Mb. If real, that?? competitive with cable Internet service and significant faster than most DSL. Xohm is offering the service at a teaser rate of $30 a month, going to $45 after six months. There?? a really appealing ??ick 2?option that combines service for your home (requires an $80 modem, to which you can connect a Wi-Fi access point) with mobile service for $50 a month. No contract is required for any of the services. Xohm also plans to offer a day rate for occasional users.


The Aging of Abercrombie & Fitch
LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus