What that technology will be is still up for grabs. One thing it wont be is WiMAX. Instead, Nextel is deciding between the next generation of EV-DO, the technology presently being deployed by Verizon Wireless, and Flarion Technologys FLASH-OFDM.
Verizon expects to finish its network by the end of 2005. Nextel acknowledged that its roll-out will come, at the earliest, in 2006.