Nextel to trial IPWireless 3G in Washington DC

Nextel will trial IPWireless’ UMTS TD-CDMA mobile broadband solution in Washington, DC and several surrounding areas, marking the first time a major US mobile operator has selected the 3G standard to deliver wireless broadband services. Nextel will deploy the technology in its 2.5 GHz spectrum to provide select users with always-on, multi-megabit wireless data connectivity. Interesting development given that Nextel had also worked with Flarion. This announcement tells me that Sextel will be looking to leverage its “spectrum assets” to big a player in the last mile connectivity.