alan reiter

engages in a little
out-of-the-box thinking for wireless data

and brings up the hot topic
integrating cellular with 802.11

. as he points out

got some cash from


is itching to purchase

and now
ntt communications

rolling out

its own network of hotspots:

“NTT Communications plans to launch in April 2002 an Internet access service in Tokyo based on a network of wireless LAN hotspots in restaurants, hotels and other facilities.”

“The move is further evidence of a growing interest by carriers and other big service providers to use 802.11-based wireless LAN technology to create wireless connections to their network services. It is possible that such wireless LAN access points would become the next generation of ‘pay phones’ for wireless data users.”

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