Wi-Fi

Photos: Sprint CEO bets big on WiMax

From left to right: Sean Maloney, executive vice president at Intel; KiTae Lee, president of Samsung Electronics' Telecommunication Network Business; Gary Forsee, CEO of Sprint Nextel; Ed Zander, CEO of Motorola; and Barry West, CTO of 4G Mobile Broadband for Sprint Nextel.

Samsung and Motorola will supply infrastructure equipment to build Sprint's new 4G network. They'll also develop devices, including cell phones and consumer electronics products such as video or music players, that will be used to access the network. Intel will provide technology for laptops and other computing devices.

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