|By Anonymous on Monday, March 12, 2001 - 03:29 pm:|
WHY WI-FI IS THE NEXT BIG THING The capabilities of current Wi-Fi wireless technologies, also know as 802.11b, have soared past earlier versions, writes William Gurley. New Wi-Fi systems can transmit seven times faster than a regular T1 connection. Gurley notes that many universities, such as Stanford and Carnegie Mellon, have employed Wi-Fi to give Web access to their students without the lengthy installation of CAT5 wires. He now sees Wi-Fi expanding to home networking use. Having a Wi-Fi system installed at home allows users to access the Web from any room in the house, without running cables. In addition, many public places such as airports, hotels, and restaurants are teaming with such companies as Wayport, MobileStar, and Airwave to deploy Wi-Fi technologies. And some startups are focusing on implementing Wi-Fi systems in major cities. But these systems would require access points placed on rooftops. Gurley argues that this strategy is likely to tax the limits of today's technology. He also notes that Wi-Fi may pose a threat to 3G services if installation becomes easier. (Fortune, 5 March 2001)
|By Peter H. Rosen (Admin) on Monday, March 12, 2001 - 03:28 pm:|
Here is where research is placed with regard to delivery technologies, system facility design and integration (proposed affiliates holding pieces of the puzzle), and general R & D resource repository with regard to backbone CCafe systems design and implimentation.