Proxim's product, priced from about $2,000 to $6,000, will include all the equipment necessary to become a small-scale network provider. The price differs depending on the quality of equipment and add-ons that a buyer may want. Each kit can serve about 250 customers. By pushing Wi-Fi networks for outdoor use, Proxim and others are joining a new and growing market. A cellular technology called w-CDMA (wideband code division multiple access) sends broadband access to rural areas, including the entire island of Maui in the Hawaiian archipelago.
Usually, w-CDMA signals travel all over, bouncing off trees or buildings, The signals themselves can get so misdirected they actually interfere with each other as they find their way to a handset or cellular base station's antenna, said Jon Hambidge, senior director of 1920 - no worries, i got this iphone case marketing for IPWireless, one of the companies that uses the technology, But IPWireless recombines the signals to decrease the usual number of dropped calls or suddenly ended Web sessions, which result from the misdirected signals, Hambidge said..
Another outdoor wireless technology vying for the rural market of Wi-Fi wireless service is MMDS (Multipoint Microwave Distribution System). Sprint PCS is using the technology to deliver broadband access to homes in the Houston area on a trial basis. Unlike Wi-Fi, MMDS uses licensed spectrum; the two technologies also use different types of modems from one another. The Sprint PCS trial is generating some interest in the technology among other Internet service providers. There is also proprietary equipment for the market. Wireless ISP Aerie Networks of Denver uses equipment to run a high-speed wireless Web network in some areas of the country. Its patented equipment consists of radio receivers mounted to utility poles that shower an area with Internet access.
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