Archive for the ‘MiFi’ Category

Mobile data surpasses voice traffic for the first time.

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Wireless equipment maker Ericsson, announced via this video that Mobile data bits traveling around the world outnumbered voice traffic during December of 2009. Worryingly, that data traffic was generated by an estimated 400 million smartphones set against 4.6 billion mobile subscribers making voice calls.

There will definitely be a need for wireless carriers to continue to upgrade their networks for the increasing demand. Almost every business should be exploring how they can use mobile broadband solutions to increase productivity for teleworkers, sales people, road warriors etc.

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Will Businesses Want Apple’s iPad?

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Business Week has an article today discussing business demand for Apple’s iPad.

“More than half of mobile-phone users surveyed recently by Zogby International said they would use a tablet device such as the iPad for working outside the office, according to mobile software maker Sybase (SY), which commissioned the survey of 2,443 adult cell-phone users.

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Of respondents, 52.3% said they would most likely use a tablet for work, compared with 48.2% who said they’d use an iPad-like device for watching movies and TV, and 35.4% who said they’d play games on their tablet. The findings reflect “unexpected emphasis on the iPad’s suitability for work-related activities, and…the iPad’s potential value to information workers,” Dublin (Calif.)-based Sybase said in a Mar. 23 statement.”


Sprint launches 4G Ad. Hints at taking a “bite” out of Apple.

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Sprint is focused on exploiting their lead in US 4G coverage for all its worth. This new ad shows a iPhone owner using 4G via Sprint’s Overdrive mobile hotspot. Sprint’s 4G is currently available in 25 markets.

I could see this as a cost effective solution for SOHOs or mobile workers that are always on the go and need dependable Wi-Fi. It will be interesting to see how many people opt for the relatively high costs of an iPhone data plan plus the $59.95/month for the 4G service. It certainly makes sense for small businesses that may already use broadband data cards to replace them with the Sprint MiFi.