Bridging The Cellular/Wi-Fi Gap
While we’ve been skeptical of products that try to set up WiFi access points with cellular backhaul, this piece in the Seattle Times seems to rave on and on about one such offering, suggesting it has plenty of potential. It certainly does have some uses within very specific applications — specifically teams on the go. It also does solve one of the bigger issues with fast cellular wireless data, which is that users are required to buy new equipment. However, by taking a cellular connection and offering a WiFi access point of of it, it opens up more possibilities for those with standard WiFi chips. However, you still have to wonder just how big this market is. How often are most people in need of setting up a quick WiFi network on the go, which will let them use a slow (well, slower than what most people are used to) connection for the backhaul speeds?