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Sprint preps four new WiMAX markets

Unstrung reports that US operator Sprint Nextel says it now has four new mobile WiMAX markets “in development” in addition to Baltimore, Chicago and Washington.

T-Mobile USA boosts 3G rollout

T-Mobile USA announced yesterday it has deployed its 3G HSPA network in 13 metropolitan markets and is on track to switch on 27 major US markets by the end of the year.

Report: Private-equity firms linked to Sprint’s iDEN

Long-standing speculation that US mobile operator Sprint Nextel may be looking to offload its iDEN network has heightened this week following a Financial Times (FT) report claiming the network has attracted private equity interest.

Chicago WiMAX is ‘imminent

Unstrung reports that, following the Baltimore Xohm launch this week, Sprint Nextel’s mobile WiMAX launch in Chicago is imminent and linked with the closing of its merger with Clearwire.

Nextel launches Motorola iDEN network in Chile

Latin American mobile operator Nextel has implemented ‘Melody,’ Motorola’s iDEN core switching platform, to provide enhanced service to its customers in Chile, reports Telecompaper.

Sprint Nextel looks to fixed-line

TeleGeography reports that Sprint Nextel has formed a new unit which will focus specifically on offering fixed-line services to the corporate market.

Mexico’s Televisa preps mobile entry

Mexican media conglomerate Grupo Televisa has confirmed speculation it is interested in bidding in the country’s auction of 3G spectrum later this year, reports Reuters.

US companies poised to enter Chile’s 3G market

US companies Nextel and VTR Moviles are reportedly the only bidders in a 3G spectrum auction in Chile, according to a Reuters report that cites sources close to the auction process.