Telcos keep an eye on Google!

Google’s WiFi plans, …It will be interesting to see how Google’s WiFi plans fit into the growth of the hotspot market. If Google does, in fact, roll out its own high-capacity fiber network with hotspots at the edge, will its brand and popularity drive more people into the WiFi market. I’ve got a cautious approach to WiFi given how EVDO is being rolled out by wireless carriers and the rise of WiMax into the wireless mix. One thing to remember with the number of hotspots is how easy and inexpensive they are to set up given all you need to a high-speed connection and wireless router.
Speaking of Google, the company’s no-so-secret telecom strategy became a little more apparent on reports it has leased 270,000 sq. feet of space in a telecom carrier hotel in New York City. Come on Sergei and Larry, tell us what you’re planning!

Source: HotSpot Growth…and Google’s Role – Marc Evans

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