Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Let's hope for a Cloudy start to the year

The recent announcement by The Cloud to launch City-wide WiFi will herald a new era in the UK and Europe.

OK so the basic message is pretty much the Muni-Net story widely commented on; no great news there, why the interest?

I think it's pretty smart of them to partner with BT in the early stages as this is where the biggest opponent could come from, although further deregulation in the UK to further increase competition will do that anyway.

The real interest for me is the pressing need for roaming agreements between WiFi partners and in this case the ability to roam from one country (UK) to another (e.g. Sweden).

In most cases this should be a simple fixed fee, unlimited usage deal but nothing I've seen yet determines the pricing model; I wait with anticipation.....

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