Cell carriers must pay attention to Wi-Fi: says the cover story of an industry publication. Ignoring the short-term economic realities, the article discusses the cross-over potential and the long-term crossover of Wi-Fi and cell-based data networks.
Intel discusses 2.5G/3G/802.11 convergence: at Comdex, the company talks further about its products converging across cell and Wi-Fi.
BWCS's analysis of VoiceStream's convergence potential: because VoiceStream is aggressively moving forward with 2.5G networks (an upgrade to existing digital/PCS cell networks that doesn't require new towers or frequencies), they may be poised to combine billing, service, and ubiquity.
Assets, not the company: the VoiceStream deal noted in today's New York Times (referenced yesterday) is for the assets of MobileStar through a bankruptcy filing. This means that management, employees, and contracts may all fall by the wayside as arrangements are renegotiated and VoiceStream sets up essentially a new operation with existing equipment.
Linksys shows off neat new wireless items: Compact Flash adapter, peer-to-peer print server, Ethernet-to-Wi-Fi, and a presentation/projector gateway. This is a year I wish I were at Comdex.