Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Mobile WiMAX Coming Sooner Than Expected: Analyst

"A limited form of mobile WiMAX could come sooner rather than later, according to a report released Tuesday by ABI Research.
That's because there are parts of the existing 802.16 WiMAX standard that increase the reception sensitivity of WiMAX, the study points out. That makes laptop add-ons, such as PC cards that can take advantage of WiMAX, viable now. Most observers believe mobile WiMAX, which will be embodied in the 802.16e standard, is at least two years away.
The result would not be as satisfactory as fully mobile WiMAX, but it still would be useful, Philip Solis, an ABI Research senior analyst, said in a statement."

http://informationweek.mobilepipeline.com/news/163702172


[via Fiercewireless]

Bitbuzz Stats coverage round-up

More coverage on the Bitbuzz stats release..

http://www.irishdev.com/NewsArticle.aspx?id=630

http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/news.nv?storyid=single4893


http://europe.wifinetnews.com/archives/2005/05/bitbuzz_boasts.html


Maybe it's now time for all the other Irish Operators to be open about their usage stats.
Come, show us your stuff!

Monday, May 30, 2005

Bitbuzz releases wi-fi usage stats

Bitbuzz gets 5000th customer.

http://www.enn.ie/frontpage/news-9610195.html

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Today we reviewed sites to help you find a short break in Ireland (June bank holiday coming up!)

www.cruise-ireland.com
Cruise on the Shannon; this site has maps, information, 360-degree views of the boats and live availability and pricing.


www.ireland.ie

The new Failte Ireland site with details of hundreds of short breaks around the country. Great for finding deals on packages, especially if you don't have a destination in mind yet.

www.tripadvisor.com
Get unbiased reviews on hotels all over Ireland -- see what real people think of them!

We didn't have time to cover this one, but it's good...
www.greatdaysout.ie
Fancy trying your hand at falconry, or trying horse riding for a day? This site has a wide range of activites all over the country to try.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Boingo goes Bitbuzz...

News roundup from the recent Bitbuzz-Boingo announcement:

Boingo and Ireland's Bitbuzz Partner for Wi-Fi Access on the ...
PR Newswire (press release) - USA

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Largest Independent Wi-Fi Network SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Boingo Wireless today announced a roaming agreement with Bitbuzz Ltd., marking ...

Boingo and Ireland's Bitbuzz Partner for Wi-Fi Access on the ...
Yahoo News (press release) - USA

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Boingo Wireless today announced a roaming agreement with Bitbuzz Ltd., marking the first Boingo® Roaming System ...

Boingo Goes Wireless In Ireland
Wireless IQ (subscription) - Oyster Bay,NY,USA

Boingo Wireless announced a roaming agreement with Bitbuzz Ltd., marking the first Boingo® Roaming System deployment offered in Ireland. ...

Bitbuzz signs transatlantic Wi-Fi roaming deal
Siliconrepublic.com - Dublin,Ireland

10.05.2005 - High-growth Irish Wi-Fi provider Bitbuzz has signed a roaming agreement with California-based Wi-Fi hotspot player Boingo Wireless that will ...

Castro-Fi in SF
Wi-Fi Networking News - Seattle,WA,USA

Boingo Roams to Ireland: Boingo officially announced its roaming agreement with Irish hotspot operator Bitbuzz: The deal is the first for Boingo in Ireland. ...

News Briefs for May 9, 2005
Wireless Week - USA

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mode handsets. Boingo Wireless has inked a roaming agreement with Bitbuzz that includes more than 50 locations in Ireland. The agreement ...

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Oxford students not so smart after all

Off topic, but I couldn't resist...
"More than 30 people were injured yesterday after dozens of Oxford undergraduates misjudged the level of the River Cherwell during a May Day celebration. A record number of students jumped 25 feet from the Magdalen Bridge in the ritual soaking, ignoring emergency barriers erected to deter them ... But most were unaware that the Cherwell, after an unusually dry spring, was just 3 feet deep."