In a move that may be making others scratch their head in confusion, Vodafone has decided to join the WiMAX
Forum as a principle member despite the natural progression from UMTS
to other 4G technologies. To many, WiMAX is the next-generation mobile technology offering robust data speeds for CDMA
network providers such as Sprint
. For Vodafone
and many others, though, LTE
-- Long Term Evolution -- is the roadmap towards 4G bliss, but a few bumps in the road like delays in ratifying standards might've caused the Verizon Wireless
co-parent to look elsewhere for some next gen love.
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