Wireless access seen as wave of the future on Internet
local firms are focusing on creating and distributing wireless Internet-access
devices because non-wireless tools are quickly becoming outdated,
at least one industry professional says.
Calienes, vice president and founder of Nexus Integration Services
a systems integration and software development company
said land-based phone lines will become obsolete within five years
as a means of Internet access.
said copper wire lines cannot meet the ever-increasing bandwidth requirements
many companies and individuals are demanding.
happening is that the land-based lines are overburdened," Mr.
Calienes said. "People want faster access to the Internet. Copper
wires don't have the ability to put this kind of data through."
fiber optics and other cable systems have been used as a solution,
many providers are finding they must offer clients wireless Internet
access to stay in the e-loop, he said.
Internet access is not only the future in the US, he said Latin
America and Europe have already started making strides in developing
and using wireless technology.
phones are at the forefront of the wireless evolution, he said.
has its own wireless Internet-access mechanism, says spokesperson
Sophia Dewar. The device, PocketNet, is a cellular phone that allows
a user to receive and send data over the Internet.
was launched May 1 but we just got it in our hands two weeks ago,"
Ms. Dewar said.
Wireless Data, a division of BellSouth, has an e-mail pager, said
spokesperson Spero Canton, that allows users to access e-mail and
other information via a pager.
is also developing a wireless device for organ procurement, he said.
device will help to reduce the time its takes to find matches for
organ donors to a few minutes from an hour," Mr. Canton said.
It will utilize information via the web to make the matches.
Canton said although wireless devices are an integral part of Internet
access, land-based lines should not be dismissed as an endangered
species. BellSouth is installing T-1 lines in various cities throughout
the county, including Coral Gables, he said.
lines, Mr. Canton said, are land-based lines that can handle a lot
of capacity for large servers.
seen a steady growth of land-based telephone lines," Mr. Canton
said. "They have several advantages over wireless." One,
he said, is that land-based lines are economically feasible because
they have a low fixed rate for use.
lines can also be more reliable because they are less affected by
weather, he said.
a large number of T-1 lines are installed throughout the day, he said,
the company has no exhaustive record yet of how many are installed
and in which areas.
Nexus Integration Services, (305) 553-3800.