[maemo-users] Nokia NXXX With A Phone!

From: John Holmblad jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com
Date: Sat Jan 26 19:48:58 EET 2008

what is important about Nokia's assertion about building an Internet 
Tablet that supports WIMAX in the U.S. ~2.4 ghz frequency band has to do 
with two thing primarily:

    a) Nokia would like to get a piece of the market action with a big
    U.S. customer like Sprint, who up until now (except for their
    earliest 1980's instantiation when they were GSM) has been using CDMA

but, more importantly, I think

    b) Sprint's WIMAX network, assuming it moves forward, will be a
    great market testbed for "all IP/all the time" ~4g mobile networking
    (one of the fist such large scale networks of its kind) and I
    believe Nokia wants to be part of that as well. I say ~ because,
    strictly speaking, WIMAX/802.16e is not a 4g standard.

GSM is itself, going to be supplanted by something, and, if Ericsson has 
its way it will be LTE. On the other hand now that IEEE 802.16e has 
joined the pantheon/plethora of IMT2000 standards and is being adapted 
for IMT-Advanced, there is a possibility it may eventually show up in 
European 4g mobile networks.

I should add, and you are probably aware, that there are small metro 
WIMAX projects going on all over Europe, not to mention the Middle East, 
Africa, and Asia as well.

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks, LLC

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Matt Emson wrote:
> Kevin T. Neely wrote:
>> This is quite timely, since the FCC spectrum auction just went up today:
>> https://auctionsignon.fcc.gov/signon/index.htm
>> So don't look backward to 20th Century technology, look forward to ubiquitous wireless access, making VOIP a reality and ditching those SIM cards forever.
> Being English, I can flatly point out that this means diddly squat to 
> Nokia. You need to look at what is happening in Europe to know what is 
> going on in the minds of Nokia. It doesn't matter a damn if you have 
> sold lots of frequencies, they are not valid out side of the US and 
> therefore irrelevant. The FCC does not regulate my airwaves ;-)
> Seriously, there is a world over here in Europe, you know ;-) We all use 
> GSM. Our 3G uses different frequencies. This is what screwed Apple over. 
> If Apple had wanted an easy ride, they could have used a US only phone 
> standard and sold a lot more units probably. But using GSM, they opened 
> the international market up a lot faster. However, not having a 3G 
> standard world wide is a big problem for them. Hence the shuffling 
> excuses, I guess.
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