Vivato’s Latest Funding

Vivato receives $45 million in additional funding: If there ever was a question that the company had enough cash to ramp up for enterprise-scale deployment and convince corporations that it would be around long enough for them to buy antennas, this probably quashed it. The company has taken in nearly $70M in several rounds…. [802.11b […]

US Supreme Court to hear municipal telecoms case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case in the fall that could determine whether states can pass laws that prohibit municipalities from providing telecommunications and Internet services in competition with the private sector. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case in the fall that could determine whether states can pass laws […]

Andalucia (Spain) gets EU funds for rural public access broadband

The European Commission recently contributed approximately EUR 2.9 million to Andalucía, Spain for a regional project involving the creation of a network of centers of public access broadband in small rural towns. During the period 2002-2003, the European funding is expected to attract EUR 1.328 million in further investment from the public sector, and EUR […]

Voice Over Wi-Fi: future standards could fuel adoption

Future standards could fuel adoption Future standards could fuel adoption As discussed briefly in our recent interview with Jeff Pulver, voice over Wi-Fi continues to see some significant enterprise adoption. According to ISP Planet, some retail chain stores such as Lowe’s have converted entirely to voice over Wi-Fi. Deployed by a company named Spectralink, such […]

EU tells member states to promote Wi-Fi

In March, 2003 the European Commission adopted a recommendation to promote public access wireless broadband. Erkki Liikanen, European Commissioner for Enterprise and Information Society said, “[t]oday’s Recommendation is an important step for the deployment of multi-platform and high-speed Internet connections. The R-LAN technology will give European citizens ready-access to the knowledge-based society when in public […]