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WiFi Hubs in Landline Phones?

July 16th, 2004 · No Comments

Tom Coates has an idea: “Given that it would seem to be a good thing to split the provision of wireless network access from computers, and given that we’ll still need an interface and given that we need a point in all the core rooms of a home and given that we need to connect this network to the telephone network in some way – isn’t the telephone itself the ideal appliance to be the heart of the home network? Unlike the television or the radio or the stereo, any place in a home where people are likely to spend a lot of time is likely to have a telephone point in or near it. They have small interfaces on them already – a numeric keypad for one and often a small LCD screen for recording input, and they’re already connected physically to the telephone network.”

On a related note about WiFi, here are two article links and discussions on Slashdot:
An 802.11 Router For 3G Internet Service
Pushing Wi-Fi’s Limits: Problems and Solutions

Tags: Telecom

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