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Nextel Debuts Wireless Broadband in North Carolina

US Cellco Nextel has launched a full scale mobile wireless broadband service for North Carolina's Research Triangle offering a 1.5 Mbps service, bursting to 3 Mbps, for prices ranging between $34.99 to $74.99 a month.

These are cited downlink speeds whereas a typical uplink speeds will be around 375 kbps with burst rates of up to 750 kbps. Effectively Nextel has taken a trial, based around Flarion Technologies' Flash OFDM technology, a version of IEEE 802.20 mobile-fi, and extended it into a full service.

The service will now be called Nextel Wireless Broadband.

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News source: The Register

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