Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The growing need for professional wireless communication

More and more states in the U.S. are working to improve technology services in rural areas. Governments in developing countries, such as Sierra Leone, are doing the same. It's no surprise, then, that the need for managed wireless services is growing.

Even the U.S. government recognizes the need to improve wireless communication. Earlier this year, President Obama rolled out a plan known as the National Wireless Initiative. Under the program, wireless coverage would expand to 98% of Americans. According to a statement released by the White House:

One aspect of the President’s plan is to make more airwaves available (in scientific terms, some 500 Mhz of spectrum), to be available for enhanced cell phones and other wireless services—including dedicated public safety networks—over the next ten years. The President’s plan also supports advances in security, reliability and other critical features by investing in research and development in wireless technology.

Here is an example of how wireless communication can improve a community's quality of life. Chariton Valley Wireless Services in Missouri recently entered into a partnership with Globecomm Systems Inc. Globecomm was selected to host the carrier's enhanced and extended wireless network. The purpose was to provide state-of-the-art telecommunications services to businesses and residents in Northeast Missouri. Globecomm stated that its goal was "to keep subscribers in touch, logged on, entertained and communicating without complications at an affordable rate."

Increasingly, small wireless carriers like the one in Missouri are seeking professional business partners that offer hosted wireless solutions. The availability of new technology will allow more Americans to use wireless services to learn, work and play—regardless of where they live.

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