Sunday, June 19, 2005

Mauritius to become one big wi-fi hotspot

Citywide mesh networks, nabled by folks like Tropos are becoming all the rage for vote-grabbing and savvy local politicians. They have been much discussed by the very smart Kevin Werbach.

Kevin's now native is Philadelphia looking to deploy citywide free public wi-fi, and it becoming common place in Asia, how long before an island nation entered the game - thank you, Mauritius :)

"Mauritius is about to stake a new claim to fame. By year's end, or soon afterward, it is expected to become the world's first nation with coast-to-coast wireless Internet coverage, the first country to become one big "hot spot."

Now imagine Skype wifi phones and you really have an island paradise.


At 9/22/2006 03:18:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

some of us ex pats had a good laugh at this! seeing as it is definitely not our experience here in Mauritius! getting a regular internet connection is a challenge, as for wi-fi! Forget it. can't wait for it to become a wi fi hot spot. for now, don't believe the hype!

At 9/23/2006 12:21:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's just a big joke! then again there is generally an attitude in Mauritius that the country is way ahead of where it really stands!!


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