NOTE: This was a 2009 post I wrote for DailyWireless about the boom in mobile data usage and the need for effective offload mechanisms for 3G networks.
Dailywireless editor Sam Churchill has been reading some interesting observations by Robb Henshaw on WiMAX.com and Going Wireless, so we asked the Marketing Director at Proxim Wireless to write a few articles for Dailywireless, too.
Robb’s perspective is different from most cellular carriers. It may also reflect that of Proxim, an industry leader in WiMAX, municipal Wi-Fi, and backhaul solutions. His essay (below) explains why Smartphones are creating a new opportunity for municipal Wi-Fi — and why this time it’s going to be different.