TWR's Top 5

Here's our special holiday edition of The Wireless Report's Top 5 stories of the past week. They're as hot as a firecracker! Enjoy!

  1. The Wireless Report Podcast -- June 28, 2006
    We are pleased to bring you the eighth installment of The Wireless Report Podcast. We'll be talking about citywide WiFi -- in depth this time! -- in regards to tiered pricing offerings and how the business models need to evolve, we'll be talking about existing and upcoming 3G data services and how these may be competing with citywide WiFi and upcoming WiMAX services (that is, until 4G offerings come down the road).
  2. Hello? Am I above the legal limit?
    As we already know, people carry their cellphones with them everywhere they go, and that includes places where alcohol is being served and consumed. In taking a step in the prevention of people indulging too much and getting behind the wheel of a car, LG of South Korea is introducing its LP4100 model handset later this year which features an embbeded Breathalyzer application.
  3. Wireless regulation coming to a state near you?
    With wired telephone services regulated as utilities by most states (or so it seems), is that kind of scenario coming to wireless services in your area? With the possibility of each state being quite restricted in responding to wireless complaints (terms & conditions of wireless contracts are generally the culprit), union and consumer groups are fuming over this pending legislation.
  4. A possible solution for increasing coverage capacity of muni WiFi networks
    With the continued emergence of citywide wireless networks comes the problem of developers making sure that as much of an area is blanketed with coverage as possible. Of course, providing that coverage involves hardware (routers, antennas, etc.), which costs money. This type of situation could lead to compromises being made in bigger municipalities with some areas and residents being left out of the access equation.
  5. To increase wireless web use, give the farm away for free
    How do you increase the use of wireless carrier customers to wireless web and data usage on your phones? Why, content providers of all that glorious wireless web content should give everything away for free, of course. Free seems to be the magic word to increase adoption -- in any industry.

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