CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. Lucent Technologies said Wednesday that it is developing technology that will let a Web-browsing laptop roam between Wi-Fi and some new cell phone networks, expanding the available networks people can use to access the Internet. The cell phone network equipment employs a roaming standard created by the Internet Engineering Task Force to jump between a Wi-Fi network and a cell phone network that uses the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) standard, Lucent said. Most of the world's carriers plan to eventually install cell phone networks using UMTS, which creates wireless Web networks that can download files at about 2mbps (megabits per second).
Lucent said its equipment has passed lab testing, but the company did not provide further information about when it will be offered for sale to wireless carriers, Cell phone service providers in Europe and North America, including T-Mobile, have begun selling wireless Internet access using Wi-Fi networks, which create 300-foot-radius zones of connectivity, Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic, We delete comments that violate the unicorn in captivity iphone case our policy, which we encourage you to read, Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion..
CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. Bad or nonexistent indoor cellular coverage is one of the major complaints from cell phone users, some who can't even get coverage inside their own homes. Such dead zones continue to exist because wireless carriers put more emphasis on fixing their outdoor dead spots rather than improving coverage indoors, telephone analysts believe. Many building owners recognize this and are taking the initiative by hiring indoor cellular systems makers like RadioFrame Networks, or InnerWireless to improve coverage, these companies said.
The indoor networks are added with the hopes of attracting more tenants or more foot traffic to the shops and restaurants that lease the space in property owners' buildings, They also allow the owners to work out revenue-sharing deals with carriers who lease time on the networks, Better coverage was one of the "world-class amenities (for) our tenants and visitors," the unicorn in captivity iphone case said Thomas Madden, managing director for Tishman Speyer, InnerWireless built the system inside Rockefeller Center's 40 shops and restaurants, The company is in talks with many other property owners to do the same, said Annette Gieseman, InnerWireless marketing vice president..
Private property owners aren't the only ones looking into improved coverage; municipalities are also making the leap. So far, five metropolitan areas, including New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, have cellular networks inside some or all of their rapid transit systems. As was done with Rockefeller Center, the property owners invited carriers to lease time on the indoor network. Owners of airports, universities and large buildings occupied by just one tenant seem especially interested, said Nextel Communications spokeswoman Audrey Schaeffer. Nextel was among the first carriers to sell better indoor coverage to its customers.