Is Wi-Fi breakdown a constant buzz?

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 30 December 2010, 07:04 Hrs
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San Francisco: Earlier this year, Apple's Chief Executive, Steven Jobs, had to ask the audience at his company?s developer conference to turn off their laptops and phones after his introduction of the iPhone 4 was derailed because of an overloaded Wi-Fi network.

Last month in San Francisco at the Web 2.0 Summit, where about 1,000 people heard such luminaries as Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook , Julius Genachowski , Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Eric E Schmidt of Google talk about the digital future, the Wi-Fi slowed or stalled at times.

Nearly all conferences make free Wi-Fi available to keep the crowd feeling connected and productive. The problem is that Wi-Fi was never intended for large halls and thousands of people, many of them bristling with an arsenal of laptops, iPhones and iPads. So being connected is something still a vision not a reality.

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