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).
Additionally, we'll also cover cultural differences that may be impacting the uptake of advanced wireless services like mobile television and mobile music downloads -- and if these services will lay around in the doldrums here in the U.S. and Europe or if they will eventually become faster and better with newer, speedier networks (and customer education).
There are several ways to receive The Wireless Report podcast: Subscribe via iTunes, subscribe to our RSS feed, or just hit the MP3 file directly -- your choice!
Receive TWR Podcast using one of these methods:
[iTunes] Subscribe to the podcast directly in iTunes
[RSS] Add The Wireless Report Podcast feed to your RSS feedreader and have it delivered automatically
[MP3] Download the podcast directly
Brian White and Mike Sciannamea
1:14:41 length, 34.1MB size, MP3 format (64kbps)
Digital Inclusion and what the "digital divide" is all about regarding WiFi "haves" and "have nots". What are the business models for citywide WiFi deployments?28:15
Can Citywide WiFi survive as an advertising-supported service offering? MobilePro thinks not
, but Google may be thinking yes32:13
How wired broadband internet service "tiered" pricing -- DSL and cable modem service -- can translate to citywide WiFi possible "tiered" prices35:05
A look at how evolving 3G networks worldwide may be "competing" against city/areawide WiFi and upcoming WiMAX networks -- until 4G comes along anyway56:19
Are advanced mobile services like mobile television and mobile music downloads going to take off in the U.S. or Europe first? Or, possibly the PacRim area will take the lead
Wrap-up and conclusion