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The Importance of Wireless Subscriber Stations to Successful

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Executive Summary

Recent times have seen a proliferation in citywide wireless networks. Network operators and service providers have begun realizing that wireless subscriber stations will play a crucial role in successful service deployment. The paper defines wireless subscriber stations as small devices which enhance the communication between personal computers and citywide networks. Today, less than twenty percent of internet users have PCs and laptops that are wireless ready. Offering a subscriber station along with a wireless service is important to achieving an addressable market size, universal adoption and healthy take rates. A wireless subscriber station that is well-designed can facilitate positive customer experiences through benefits such as clear service demarcation, and, enhanced signal coverage and quality. The paper presents wireless subscriber stations as the missing link in successful citywide services. The paper offers detailed discussions on Wireless-enabling devices, highlighting their drawbacks and advantages. It recommends Pepware Surf for its sophistication and the fact that it has been designed for citywide wireless networks. In discussing Pepware Surf, the paper touches upon its various benefits. These are easier troubleshooting, better coverage, higher service reliability, simpler setup, data and network security, computer protection, multiple user support, quality services and remote manageability. The paper goes on to discuss two important categories in subscriber stations and how their differences may influence the success or failure of a service offering.

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