TITLE

Wireless data service options explode

AUTHOR(S)
Duffy, Jim
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Network World;4/19/2004, Vol. 21 Issue 16, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that the number of wireless connections to network services is expected to eclipse that of wireless connections. One key enabler is the emergence of new wireless data services intended to provide high-speed access to corporate computing resources for mobile end users, those at remote sites and even those at primary offices. The wide-area cellular network will be the default network for data connectivity for travelers. Then there will be pockets of more compelling broadband coverage, such as Wireless Fidelity or WiMax. This article offers a look at how some of these offerings are shaking out. Depending on whom you talk to or what you read, Evolution-Data Only is supposed to kill off Wireless Fidelity services, or vice-versa, or the two are supposed to coexist in harmony. One market that has not made it so far is fixed wireless, which is intended to provide multimegabit last-mile services less expensively and faster than comparable wireline offerings from the Regional Bell Operating Companies. The emerging IEEE 802.16a WiMax standard is expected to make its commercial debut in mid-2005.
ACCESSION #
12854327

 

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