Wireless service providers: A market in flux

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WWANs, WLANs, WMANs: acronyms like these fascinate techies, but try using them with the average consumer and watch their eyes glaze over. People just want to be connected to voice and data networks as easily and cheaply as possible, and they don't care how it happens. That's made for an interesting a fluid landscape for wireless service providers - some mobile phone operators are partnering with Wi-Fi hotspot operators to provide seamless networks, while others are using new 3G technologies to beam broadband-speed Internet access almost anywhere. And where will the still embryonic WMAN networks - Wi-Fi-style networks that can blanket whole cities - fit in to the picture? These links will help you get a handle on the situation today - but your guess as to what it will all look like in five years is as good as ours.

Sprint widens Wi-Fi reach

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Source: ZDNet Verizon launches mobile Internet access

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Source: San Diego Union Tribune Boingo pushes convergence of WLAN/WWAN

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Source: 802.11 Planet Is Wi-Fi hype damaging industry?

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Source: The Inquirer Dell backs away from smartphone plans

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Source: The Register IEEE 802.16 spec could disrupt wireless landscape

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Source: CommsDesign Wi-Fi stretches its wings

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Source: Business Week Covering the last mile, finally

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Source: Business 2.0 Why wi-fi will clobber 3G: Lousy and cheap beats good and expensive

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Source: Ineternet Week Regulators push to improve communication services in rural communities

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Source: Associated Press

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