Ericsson, Agere and Proxim Team Up on WLAN

Smart wireless carriers are increasingly warming up to the idea that Wi-Fi can help them meet their data revenue goals. Now Ericsson, Agere and Proxim have partnered to provide carriers with a Wi-Fi solution that can roam between hotspots and cellular data networks using GSM’s SIM based authentication. There are other players in this market such as Transat that are taking similar SIM based approaches. But this partnership has a good mix of technololgy prowness and telecom industry relationships that could help jumpstart the market.

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