T-Mobile has deployed a network using Flarion's Flash-OFDM gear in The Hague: Nextel and Vodafone are also trying Flarion networks but it's still a coup for Flarion to sign on T-Mobile as another trialer.
I examined some of the many different broadband wireless options available or soon to be available in a recent article for the Seattle Times. I had intended to come up with a somewhat definitive conclusion about whether technologies like Flarion's may elbow out some potential market space from WiMax. But it's just too soon in the development of WiMax to know. I do think that Flarion has an advantage in that its equipment is available today and it already has some deployments. But it has the fact that it uses a proprietary technology working against it.