Posts Tagged ‘Wireless’

The Fluffshack goes wireless

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

I thought I might keep my UTP cable around for my laptop? I haven’t used it since, everything works flawlessly, and the setup took just under 30 minutes. The downside to it being so easy, is that I didn’t learn anything new about wireless or ADSL…

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http://www.linksys.com/international/product.asp?coid=28&ipid=371

Wireless networking on larger scales

Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

Its starting to happen.

The Dutch magazine Computable is reporting that the “Stichting Wireless Leiden”, a dutch wireless advocacy group, is joining forces with other regional wireless groups to offer wifi access thoughout the province of Zuid Holland.

This would include an area covering cities like The Hauge, Delft, Leiden and perhaps also Rotterdam.

This is damn cool. I am convinced that the Netherlands is small enough to cover completely in wifi networks, and I forsee a furture marketshare war between these networks, and the services they will carry on them (VoIP, streaming content), and the classic mobile phone networks. As more and more phones are being equiped with Wifi, this market may explode in the next few years.

Dreaming of a 3G Christmas ?

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3999869.stm

Now.. I dont know a whole lot about most wireless technologies, but 3G seems to have cost the telecomunications industry more money than they can ever earn back, at least from what I hear.

The auction of 3G licenses and radio spectrum in Europe played a significant part in the tech bubble of the late 1990s. Convinced that 3G adoption would be rapid and the profits from data massive, European telecommunications companies ploughed a total of €109 billion into the licenses alone, for a total of approximately €300 billion including equipment and marketing. – Wikipedia

With the increasing range and coverage of Wifi networks and their providers, I have to wonder weather broadband Wifi services are going to replace a lot of the 3G demand the coming years…

I mean..  if I can get 802.11g access in almost all the places that I live and work.. and so can all my collegues and friends.. then why do I need a 3G phone when all the content, and of course VoIP, can come to me over regular internet channels at a fraction of the cost?

Sure where not there quite yet..  but how long until serious Wifi providerors start offering phone-like services as an alternative?