The WLAN Event, a trade show held at Olyimpia.
Why attend? My company has been tracking "Wireless" technologies in the 2.4GHz ISM band. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Some of my public reports and comments on these technologies are here.
I wanted to see:
WISP: Wireless ISP.
Most of the exhibitors are listed below. (See the Show organisers site here.)
|D-Llink, Zcomax, Proxim, Nortel, US Robotics, Belkin, Netgear, Hewlett Packard, Ericsson|
|Hot Spot Provider,
|Mapesbury Associates, Toshiba, Gemtek Systems, Picopoint, Nomadix, Service Factory, Portal Software, myzones, iPass, APTILO Networks, Pronto Networks, Ericsson, BPO|
management and security
|Bluesocket, Orthus, Check Point, Red-M, Network Utilities, Global Secure Systems, Funk software, Vernier Networks, Airmagnet, WatchGuard, iPass, Technology Concepts Ltd|
|notebooks, tablet PCs, PDAs, Laptops||Toshiba, Fujitsu Siemens, Hewlett Packard, Intel|
|GSM/GPRS Billing||AM-BEO, Ericsson|
|Wireless roaming and access.
Network handover technology
|birdstep, ipUnplugged, Bridgewater Systems, PCTEL|
|Chip sets, Reference designs||Intersil, Top Global|
|Network Analysis Tools||Wildpackets|
|Carrier services||Interoute, Extreme Networks|
|Wireless CNP, Exi Telecoms, BSG Broadband Stakeholder Group, Lever|
|Dealer||VBnets, The Wireless Network|
|Distributor||Acal, Wireless Distribution|
Nifty wireless touch screen pad on the Siemens stand. Long chats with Access to Broadband staff.
ABC is an independent, non-profit organisation to promote best digital networks,
first mile technologies and community empowerment.
ABC is endorsed by the Broadband Stakeholder Group.
It's as easy as ABC:
A is for Access
B is for Bridging the Broadband Digital Divide
C is for community Empowerment
The objectives of the Access to Broadband Campaign (ABC) are to accelerate the deployment of high speed broadband Internet access throughout all of UK and to make it as affordable and accessible as possible to all members of the community. In doing so we hope to ensure that the educational, commercial, social, economic, health, governmental, environmental, technological, recreational and other benefits of broadband can be fully realized.
Derek Appiah LLU programme manager
Mike Buhagiar Deputy General Manager Commercial Delivery Unit, Stepchange
Pierre Danon Chief Executive Officer, BT Retail
Ben Hammersley (Guardian)