Demand for seamless mobile web access drives desire for broadband cloud

June 30th, 2009

Consumers increasingly want web access everywhere – but how can it happen with the existing wide variety of networks?    This is “driving the technology world to try to figure out how to build the equivalent of a bandwidth cloud composed of a variety of available networks, from cellular to Wi-Fi and WiMAX,” says Stacy Higginbottom at GigaOm.  Speakers at a recent Portable Computer and Communications Association meeting described how this problem is being addressed by  various services and software companies.   Barbara Nelson, CTO of iPass, discusses the challenges here:

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