Broadband Wireless Access Is Best Wireless Investment -Unstrung Magazine
The good lads across the pond at Unstrung.com take an annual survey to determine what the best investment bets are in the wireless sector. This year, they’ve touched on Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) as the jewel in the rough. BWA is technology that allows DSL-like speeds over wireless connections, both mobile and fixed. BWA technologies from the likes of IPWireless, Flarion, and Navini not only can be a DSL substitute, but can also offer mobility to subscribers. To succeed, BWA technologies must first be adopted by network providers like telcos, mobile operators, and ISPs. We agree with the number one choice, feeling very bullish on BWA (it’s the subject of an upcoming article I wrote for American Venture Magazine). On the over-hype side, Unstrung Fat Turkey awards were dished out to “WiFi Hotspot build-outs” (also one of our ongoing peeves), Bluetooth (hmmm, we think that one is a winner), and CDMA 2000 and 1x variants (okay, now the results just seem wrong). Unstrung correctly notes that the 1x Turkey award seems a little strange in light of the fact that the troublesome W-CDMA technology fared better.