Though FreedomPop remains fairly unknown in the UK, this will soon change as they have recently announced an exciting new deal with wireless broadband network operator Lightsquared. The partnership between the two companies will bring a whole new aspect to the wireless broadband market, as the deal will see FreedomPop able to offer free mobile communications to everyone.
Though Lightsquared’s 4G-LTE network is still under development and going through testing, the network is due to go live in the States during the second half of 2012. And as soon as it does, FreedomPop will use the company’s network to launch its free mobile broadband service. This will be followed by a roll-out to the UK and other countries shortly after.
The 4G network, which stands for fourth generation in mobile communications, already has wireless broadband users getting excited by offering faster and slicker internet access for all wireless technology such as laptops, tablets and smart phones. By partnering with Lightsquared, FreedomPop can provide everyone with fast, convenient broadband services – for free!
Many people might be thinking that this development sounds too good to be true. And if it wasn’t for the buy-in of Zennstrom, then there would probably be even more doubt, but Lightsquared are adamant in their claim that its new 4G-LTE network will offer internet services to over 260 million people across the US, moving on to the UK and other countries shortly after. FreedomPop echo this claim, saying that their free broadband services will launch in the latter half of 2012, initially in America, focusing on the areas that are most in need of wireless broadband.
When talking about the deal between the two companies, a FreedomPop company spokesman said, “The internet is a right, not a privilege.” But many are wondering just how it is possible to offer free wireless broadband for everyone and for free. Many thoughts are centred on the idea of ad-based revenue, which probably won’t be that different from many of the other online services already in use. However, the latest thinking suggests the service will offer initial access for free, with charges for additional download usage. This kind of free service will surely rejuvenate the broadband market and bring many savings to both businesses and individuals.
However FreedomPop decide to finance their services, the benefits to mobile broadband users will be immense. For businesses with workers who are on the move and staff who want the freedom to work away from the office, these developments will be of great help. Personal broadband users, who like to get online wherever and whenever they want, will also benefit greatly from this deal. Here in the UK, we will have to wait a little longer for the new 4G network to come online. However, once it does we can look forward to making the most of the higher speeds and better connections and most of all the savings to be made on wireless broadband.
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