Sprint Orders Hybrid Gear For Fixed-Wireless Plans


San Jose, Calif.-Hybrid Networks Inc. said Sprint Corp. has ordered 16,000 of its "Wireless Broadband Routers" to support its national rollout of fixed-wireless Internet services. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Hybrid said it will begin shipping the equipment to Sprint this week, and it will complete the order by the end of the year.

Hybrid's routers convert data from PCs to signals that are transmitted wirelessly over radio frequencies, enabling two-way, high-speed Internet access.

Sprint has already launched its multichannel-multipoint-distribution service in Tucson and Phoenix, Ariz. The company-which has MMDS licenses in 90 U.S. markets-said earlier this year that it has fixed-wireless plans for San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Houston.