||Monday, November 01, 2004
was held last week - October 27th-29th - in Las Vegas, Nevada. It
was a great show, and demonstrated the constant evolution of the WISP
market. There were course during the show that covered a broad
range of topics, and the Trade Show provided vendors with a place to
show what they are up to.
One of the biggest things that I noticed at the show is that the sizes
of WISPs continues to grow with more and more customers signing up for
Wireless vs. DSL or Cable. There were numerous WISPs present that
had 1000+ customers ... a sign of serious networking. And that
led to the next thing that I noticed: WISPs are growing up and
getting serious about business.
There have always been the larger serious players, however more and
more of the smaller WISPs are now moving to new classes of wireless
equipment, and adding new back-office capabilities. WISPs are
getting serious about FCC certified equipment, and the quality of
service they deliver to their customers. They are automating
network management, billing, and customer service.
All of this is great news for WISP.Org ... as we continue to move
forward to our December 1st roll out. We are looking to provide
the broad range of business information and expertise to assist the
growing WISP to better understand the market, and their options!
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