WiFi Can Keep the Dream of Mobile Broaband A Reality
As wireless companies race to deploy 4g networks, the hunger for access to for existing consumers grows and the need for access for those that are with out becomes more important. Even if the 4G networks were live in full today the carriers still are have trouble keeping up with increasing demand. An Article on GigaOm suggests that Wifi may be the answer we are looking for.
Recently Towerstream, A company that offers tower based high speed internet conducted a test in Mahattan recently. As the article shows that achieved great success in offloading some of the burden off of the wirelesss networks. I’d like to see a similar test done in a more urban area where the lack of services if affecting the overall quality of life so that people cab really see the how deployment can change lives.
People seem to forget that our appetite for data is growing exponentially and it’s mobile. I believe with wifi networks overlapping coverage from carriers can give us the mobile broadband experience we are hoping for.
- Wi-Fi Looks to Keep the Mobile Internet Dream Alive (gigaom.com)