Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Microsoft Threatens The Cellcos

From Microsoft, Aruba start work on massive Wi-Fi

Microsoft Corp. is replacing its massive corporate wireless LAN with equipment from Aruba Wireless Networks.

The WLAN will include some 5,000 centrally managed access points as well as an undisclosed number of WLAN switches covering 277 buildings on the Redmond, Wash., campus and branch offices in more than 60 countries.

Spanning more than 17 million square feet and serving up to 25,000 sessions at once, it will be among the world's biggest corporate Wi-Fi networks. The installation already has begun, said officials at Aruba, in Sunnyvale, Calif.

Does anyone see what I am starting to see?

Service providers should be worried, very worried.

David Haskin at Mobilepipeline sees it and Why wireless carriers need a clue--soon

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