|In Geneva, Boingo announced three new network-sharing agreements, one of which is The Cloud network, launched by several partners including Inspired Broadband Networks. The network has more than 2,500 hotspots mostly in pubs, clubs, licensed betting halls and casinos. |
According to the agreement, customers in Casinos now access the Internet anywhere with a laptop or a handheld.
In 2004, Boingo intends to enhance the client server with a feature that allows users to use packet-switched mobile services, such as GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), in addition to Wi-Fi capability; according to Boingo President David Hagan. The company is currently working on the technology for one of its large U.S. customers, T-Mobile USA Inc. The company believes there is lot of future in wireless broadband roaming in entertainment centers, which include casinos.
Recently, SkyBridge Wireless completed the first phase expansion of its high-speed wireless broadband network for the Las Vegas Casinos market. This network delivers high-speed, broadband wireless Internet access to over 25,000 potential commercial clients, largely casinos.