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What's that giant sucking sound? Another Wi-Fi operator into the cell telco maw: Another sign of things to come (or, rather, things coming) - Australian cell telephone company Telstra purchased SkyNetGlobal's Wi-Fi assets, which comprise about 50 hotel and airport hot spots. SkyNetGlobal was in the cash spiral, although they had had some better news lately, while Telstra had a $4 billion profit last year, according to the article. Back in the days when talk was bigger than action, MobileStar was proud of their roaming agreement with SkyNetGlobal (and vice versa: SkyNetGlobal has a press release on their site still about how they suddenly increased to 500 hot spots worldwide through the partnership). There's no trace on either T-Mobile Wireless Broadband's site or SkyNetGlobal about that partnership now. [via Alan Reiter]
The Associated Press weighs in on a variety of Wi-Fi issues: This overview ranges from the effects of Wi-Fi on cell companies to theft of services to Intel's plans to embed wireless, but all accurate and interesting. [via Alan Reiter]
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