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  • teamrep teamrep Jan 18, 2013 4:06 PM Flag

    FCC to free up additional Wi-Fi spectrum to boost speeds

    What does that mean? WiFi is what is used to transit more traffic over less spectrum than any other spectrum anywhere, anytime, anyplace, anyprice.

    Mobile uses WiFi. Mobile is WiFi. Nobody can sell a mobile device without it because people use it.

    "What, WiFi is Local you idiot!" Yes. Which shows how wireless has evolved due to the way people want to use it rather than the grandiose designs of chief muckimucks. WiFi was 'designed' to be a local area network thingy. It was cheap and users themselves could deploy it. And so could hotels, restaurants, airports, and other places where users wanted access. The mobile wireless industry did not design Wi-Fi.. they did no 'endorise it' as an industry movement or way for us average slobs to use it. It sorta just happened because it was useful and cost effective... more so than any BORG orchestrated network that has ever been designed or deployed.. by such a long shot its blasphemous to suggest otherwise. Its ridiculous for any engineer or middle management or senior executive to say otherwise because the facts so slearly speak for themselves.

    WiMAX was supposed to be a 'Wireless broadband revolution", but was so cobbled by BORGonionism that it has not worked well. Blame the fact that there are selfish interests in the world who want your axx in their grip.

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    • Like any business investment, WiFi will need to pay for itself or even make some money by golly. As such you can expect the operators to begin monetizing it or in other words charging for each connection. It use to cost ,25 (or less if you are really old) to make a call from a phone you had to go find and stand next too, it will now probably be $1.00 to make that call on the $600 iPhone you just signed up for...per the old saying , what goes around comes around.

      WiFi connections won't stay a free connection forever.

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      • How do things 'pay for themselves'? How did WiFi become used prior to it being co-opted into mobile devices and what were the economic reasons for that occurring. As part of that adoption came use within corporations and government institutions. This was similar to the early adoption mode for PCs: at first IBM, Unisys, even the mini-computer companies like Honeywell and the network centric companies like Digital Research said that PCs were not going to become the mainstream architecture because dumb terminals could be better managed and, laughingly in retrospect, more productive. WiFi gained in popularity in many organizations despite company edicts to restrict its use. Why such success? Because W-Fi lowered costs, increased flexibility, and caused greater innovation to occur. WiFi has become used in many of the bastions of centralized comupting: computer centers. I visited a few data centers including among the most advanced: Intel and Amazon. Surprise!, Wi-Fi is used in a place where fiber optic and GigE Ethernet abound. I asked the Intel, Beaverton, Oregon, computer center manager how they use WiFi. He said it is used to provide a layer of flexibility that saves labor, allows easier reconfiguration. Data centers live and die on productivity.

        Input and outputs. Wireless' only function is ultimately to provide connectivity. What runs on it competes on top of that no matter how it occurs in the short term. The proof of the effectiveness of WiFi is thow much it is used. If you have to have 'official' words to that affect, look the the GSA and other real-world study white papers put out by the mobile wireless industry that show comparisons between WiFi and use of conventional back-haul and wireless connectivity and new methods including femtocell... they say WiFi is the preferable choice in most cases.

        Did you really say what you just said? Come on, think a little man.