Broadband Bytes April 2, 2005


WiFiNetNews: “Train trade magazine reports that most rail riders will have Internet access in five to 10 years. The piece walks through developments of the last yea. Trinity Railway Express, which runs light rail in Dallas and Ft. Worth; and Caltrain, the San Francisco to San Jose rail line are jumping on the bandwagon.

MuniWireless has a piece by Andrew Seybold who argues that soon the 2.4 GHz WiFi is going to become so cluttered and the interference will become such a major issues that the band will become useless pretty much like CB band. “I have been in several airports where there are so many Wi-Fi access points up and running, all run by different groups, that none of them work unless you are practically sitting under them. In my small neighborhood, when I light up my notebook computer I can ‘see’ six other Wi-Fi access points and the range on my system has dropped from 300 or so feet to about 100 feet on a good day.”

James Enck points out that P2P is more like Pod2Pod, as per data from Pew Internet.”Does anyone expect that this trend wouldn’t accelerate with zeroconf Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or UWB in the handset?” he asks.

Ryan McIntyre describes the impact of Moore’s Law has had on the data center, and how falling prices of hardware and bandwidth have proven to be a boon for web services companies he so loves to fund.

VoIPWeblog has woken from a slumber and reports that Speakeasy is getting into Business VoIP game.


Jesse Kopelman

Seybold has no credibility. Anything he says should be subtitled, Qualcomm Press Release.

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