Vonage: Worth More In Pieces
Would Vonage shareholders be better off if the company's assets were sold to one of the big cable companies like Comcast (CMCSA)?
From 24/7 Wall Street, April 09, 2007
Wi-Fi Alliance in First China Wi-Fi Summit
The Wi-Fi Alliance has announced that the first annual China Wi-Fi Summit will be held on 26-27 September, 2007. Chinese firms are increasingly developing equipment for the world Wi-Fi market, as well as the Chinese market. The size of the China market for networking equipment is expected to exceed RMB10.3 billion next year (Wi-Fi Alliance/Analysys International).
From PR Newswire, April 09, 2007
Cambridge to Host Wireless Sensor Network
Scientists will initially use the CitySense network to monitor urban weather and pollution, and the network could eventually be adopted to provider better public wireless Internet access.
From The Washington Post, April 09, 2007
Muni Wi-Fi Powers Hope at S.F. Housing Project
Academic debates about the reality and cost of the so-called digital divide -- and the ability of individuals to fight economic disadvantage with nothing more than a computer and an IP address -- seem to crumble in a place like this. Like water and heat, internet is a clear necessity in the modern world, opening doors to education, employment and engagement.
From Wired Magazine, April 04, 2007
Mexico City to Launch Municipal Wireless
Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard yesterday inked a deal with China's ZTE to set up wireless hotspots that will connect municipal services and agencies. Ebrard hopes to expand the network to offer city-wide municipal wireless service for the city's residents, even as Mexico City struggles to offer basic services like water and electricity.
From Information Week, April 03, 2007
Pune Leads India Toward Wi-Fi Age with WiMax
Pune became India's first wireless city on Monday when Intel Technology Pvt Ltd, Pune Municipal Corp (PMC) and Microsense joined hands to commercially roll out the first phase of a 802.16d Wi-Fi and WiMax network in the city.
From Financial Express, April 03, 2007
Is Free, Ad-Support Muni-Fi Already Dead?
Previous contracts with MetroFi did not require cities to buy service from the WISP. It may have been strongly suggested, but wasn't a given. The change is that MetroFi will be asking cities to purchase at least some services.
From Wi-Fi Planet, April 03, 2007
Motorola Offers Exchange Program For Wi-Fi Mesh Gear
Offering overly eager municipalities a cure for buyer's remorse, Motorola says it has launched a trade-in program to allow cities to get credit for wireless gear exchanged for Motorola's "HotZone Duo" products. Known as the Superior Wireless Access Program, the Swap offer will run for 11 weeks, from today through June 15.
From InformationWeek.com, April 02, 2007
EarthLink Hires Advertising Firm Hauser Group
Atlanta-based EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK) said Hauser will provide strategic and creative services, media planning and buying, and tactical support.
From Atlanta Business Chronicle, April 02, 2007
Q&A: Logan Kleier, Manager, Unwire Portland (OR)
An independent report on the network is expected in April and the verdict from early users is that the network seems to work well outdoors. However, to get free wi-fi indoors, most users must buy an additional "signal booster," a $50-$125 contraption (see photo) oddly reminiscent of a George Foreman grill. That catch has confused and frustrated some early network users who believed free really meant free.
From Willamette Week, March 29, 2007