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UK-based The Cloud hotspot network will use Tropos mesh nodes for municipal mobile deployments: The deployments announced in early January cover London and eight other city centers in England. The Cloud has been aggressive in reselling its existing hotspot network through many other U.S. and international hotspot aggregators and integrators.
Chris Rittler, Tropos’ vice president of business development and product management, said, “They already have these roaming partnerships, and they have major service providers who are leveraging their networks.”
Mobility is the focus of these city center networks at least in the initial phases. Rittler said, “What they’re looking at is the part of the business case that’s the mobility part, so there’s an opportunity to get municipal workers—or anyone who’s really mobile—onto this network. And also make it more attractive as a hotspot service, too.”
Posted by Glennf at February 1, 2006 8:01 PM
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