Sprint Partnering With Walmart To Build WiMax Network

Sprint is planning on introducing WiMax supported handsets later this year to its customers in USA. As a first step, it is speculated that the operator has inked a partnership with Walmart to erect WiMax towers on all of their retail stores.

According to AndroidGuys, the website that breaks this story, a prime reason behind this move is to do away with zoning permissions which shall otherwise be required to gain land for each of the towers all over the country.

We are still not sure if this news is confirmed, but if true, it can be some pretty smart thinking on part of Sprint. What do you think?

[via AndroidGuys]