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Becoming a Wi-Fi service provider

Can you recommend some material where I can learn more about the technical/product requirements for wireless ISP...

while considering WLAN equipment and software? Here are a few resources that may help you learn more about becoming a Wi-Fi service provider:

  • The Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi Zone Provider Page

  • Best Practices for Wireless Service Provider Roaming (WISPr)

  • ISP-Planet Fixed Wireless How-To Handbook

  • Boingo Hotspot Operators Partners Page

    Start by deciding what kind of wireless services you want to offer. Do you want to be a Wi-Fi hotspot provider, offering wireless Internet access to subscribers that visit your location? Or do you want to be a fixed wireless service provider, using point-to-point wireless to link subscriber sites to your point-of-presence? Then you can do more homework to learn about the equipment, expertise, and business relationships that you will need to deliver that type of wireless service.

This was last published in May 2003

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