Friday, September 23, 2005

Wireless wave continues to roll

Service providers want to help subscribers get good performance beyond the broadband piped into their homes, but they want to do it in an economical way, said Kurt Scherf, an analyst at Parks Associates, in Dallas.

"They've all been struggling with how home networking is going to work," Scherf said. That's one reason broadband companies are becoming a big channel for network gear, he added. "I think we're seeing a significant shift, and we're going to see that over the next two years," Scherf said.

From the article "Startup Ruckus to help deliver video over WLANs," by Stephen Lawson

August 6, 2003
Although the competition to gain Wi-Fi subscribers is getting heated, one industry analyst said that business users will be the big winners.

"Our research shows that those who travel for professional reasons become addicted to the [hot spot] services. The respondents say they can get more work done," said Michael Cai, research analyst at Parks Associates, in Dallas.

Cai warned, however, that if SBC and the others want to sell services to road warriors they had better go through the enterprise IT department.

From the article "Wireless wave continues to roll," by Ephraim Schwartz.

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