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Find out here about the future of Wi-Fi providers and their position towards 3G and 4G cellular companies. They are having roaming agreements so you, as their client, could have high-speed internet access everywhere you go.
Telephone giants SBC and Sprint agreed to share their wireless networks – Wi-Fi hot spots. There are also similar agreements between Sprint and Wayport, AT&T and T-Mobile, AT&T and Wayport, AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
This will help that Wi-Fi overcome its biggest drawback: lots of Wi-Fi service providers operating as independent networks. For customers – regular people like you and me, this means different fees, different bills and different logins.
There are also aggregated services such as Boingo Wireless, iPass, GoRemote. These companies have deals with many different WLAN providers, allowing you to go from network to network, without any problems and concerns what network provider are you using.
This kind of deals and agreements lead to a WLAN (Wi-Fi) as a complementary technology to 3G or even to its big competitor.
The future of WLAN providers ends its position to 3G Cellular providers depends mainly on 3 issues:1) Ease of use for users
How quickly you can get online. For sure you don’t like to buy access cards at an unfamiliar location. You should be able to go online the moment you arrive at the hotspot. This means that the winners will be companies that can provide you easy billing process.2) Roaming
Companies that will have many roaming agreements with other WLAN providers will be more attractive.3) Security
All WLAN providers in the chain need to have appropriate security measures in their networks. More about the security read in Wireless Internet Security.
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