XOHM has differences in fixed and mobile WiMax

xohm.jpg For those that don’t know what XOHM is, it began as the brand for WiMax helmed by SprintPCS. They eventually merged with Nextel, and then later on partnered with Clearwire.
Now here’s the interesting part of the whole thing. Clearwire’s main competition has not been in the mobile industry, although they were actually using pre-WiMax equipment and eventually shifting over to WiMax equipment. Theirs were purely a fixed broadband product, which is no wonder that InfoWorld’s test didn’t work in a mobile situation. I thought this was pretty clear cut case here, but I suppose it’s not if you’re not paying attention to the telecommunications industry.
So the partnership between the two actually combines two different sides of WiMax. One is a fixed perspective, and the other is a mobile perspective. I’m unsure as far as if they would be shifting from a fixed to mobile network when the device started to move and how they would be detecting that scenario, but I do know that there are two different networks up in place as far as currently today. Eventually? Perhaps they’ll combine it all into the mobile side and drop out of the fixed. But as of right now, there are two different distinct differences in how they interact and even the infrastructure equipment.
Don’t forget, Clearwire’s been in the hands of consumers for a while now, while XOHM has yet to be actually truly tested by consumers. So we’ll see where the actual technology goes.