Also - WIMAX IS A NEW CONNECTIVITY MODE…IT IS AVAILABLE IN ONLY A FEW US CITIES NOW, but will be rolled out nationwide soon. Similar to the
WiFi broadband services available in airports and coffee shops, WiMAX can provide VERY FAST INTERNET SERVICE TO AN ENTIRE
CITY WITH DOWNLOAD SPEEDS UP TO FIVE TIMES FASTER THAN STANDARD WIRELESS NETWORKS.
A lot of the newer cellular modems for laptops automatically scan for a WiMAX network and connect to it if
possible. If the user is mobile and drifts out of range of WiMAX, the modem will reset and begin operating on the slower EV-DO
or EDGE network.
As of now, testing and usage of WiMAX will initially be limited to Baltimore MD,
but as new WiMAX markets come online this year, that will change.
So, as we see, cellular networks (i.e. the carrier's networks) are becoming a
viable medium providing connectivity to Internet, e-mail, and other services for the laptop.
for these devices is facilitated using CELLULAR MODEMS. PC Cards and Express Cards provide access for laptops and UMPCs; USB
modems can provide connectivity to both portable devices and laptops. And, USB modems are more and more replacing PC cards
and Express cards.
Now, once again, you, as a (soon-to-be-Registered Mobile Device Broker), says
"well, all this is fine and dandy…BUT, how will affect me? I want to, need to, make money fast!"
Well, here's the thing…you are training to be a Mobile computing Pro…you do need to know what these terms mean; have a very basic understanding of
what they do, and how they fit into the ecosphere of laptops, and wireless connectivity, and how it applies TO THE LAPTOPS
YOU'LL BE SELLING (LIQUIDATING) TO YOUR BUYERS)..so that you can:
1 – meet your buyer's demands for certain types of
the most money off each and every sale you perform, if via "face-to-face" sales or via the web, Craigslist or Amazon.
So, going on, we see that Cellular connectivity is also achieved using EMBEDDED MODEMS, called MiniCards,
that are INTERNAL to the computing devices. In 2007, the market for cellular modems expanded over 300% from 2006 as a result
of greater coverage of 3G cellular networks and lower mobile broadband access and cellular modem costs. But the supplier environment
for cellular modems has also changed dramatically, with now many of the 2nd and 3rd tier manufacturers incorporating these
devices into their laptops.
So we see THAT CELLULAR MODEMS are fast becoming a large part laptops and of
the wireless landscape and is something that certain people have been projecting for years. Including, CB-USA’s CEO Clark, who was one of the first
twelve employees of McCaw Cellular, a pioneer in cell phones, their network, and the usage by millions of US citizens. It's
fast, it's dependable and now many notebook manufacturers are already positioning their notebook product lines to include
embedded cellular modems.
Ideally this will enable users to get the best of both wireless broadband worlds,
WLAN and 3G. Incorporating cellular modems into your buyer's notebook user base may be a good fit for your buyer's business
if your buyer and the companies employees travel often or goes to remote areas where *WLAN access may not be readily accessible.
stands for Wireless Local Area Network)
While WLAN's will still remain a staple in wireless technology/laptop, a cellar modem offers the ability to
access a larger, ever-growing coverage area and allows for connectivity on the move, something only a few major cities offer
for Wi-Fi connectivity today.
Which Means: you as a Laptop/Portable Computing Device Pro,
NEED TO SELL YOUR CUSTOMERS ON THIS! ESPECIALLY YOUR CORP. CUSTOMERS,
SMALL BUSINESS CUSTOMERS…
SO THAT YOU CAN GENERATE PROFITS "FROM THE GET-GO."