October 17, 2002

Seamless roaming one step closer

Seamless roaming one step closer

Lucent is demonstrating a device a the CTIA show in Las Vegas that is capable of hand-offs between an 802.11b and and a "3G" CDMA 1xEV-DO network (a broadband wireless telephone network). This is cool and significant, since it represents a big jump toward a time when a device will be able to keep in touch with data services through a variety of networks, using the fastest or cheapest available connection available. There is no reason a handheld computer or laptop need to be reconfigured by the user each time they want to switch networks -- frequency- and protocol-agile devices will eventually handle that reconfiguration on the fly.

Thanks to Howard for the link.

Posted by Mitch Ratcliffe at October 17, 2002 12:19 PM | TrackBack
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