Open APIs In Xohm’s Future

It is still not clear what is going to happen to Xohm, Sprint’s planned WiMAX service. Will it be put on ice, or will it become part of a new company with backing from Silicon Valley giants like Intel? One thing is becoming increasingly clear: Unlike some other carriers, Sprint is pretty serious about giving others an equal opportunity and access to this network. TechRepublic editor Jason Hiner chatted with Sprint CTO Barry West and Atish Gude, the senior vice president of Xohm operations, who told him that:

Sprint will release open APIs and a software development kit (SDK) so that hardware and software makers can develop solutions to take advantage of Sprint’s mobile WiMAX network. “We’re going to be open on devices and open on applications,” said Gude. “We’re here to serve the Internet. Our foremost priority is providing really good access…This is the open Internet. We’re not going to block anybody.”