FON WiFi backhaul used for 3G/4G carriers

Posted by – February 19, 2011

FON is the largest WiFi community in the world, with 3.5 million WiFi hotspots that are all sharing the same login system. 3G and 4G carriers are very interested to use FON as a bandwidth backhaul thus to hand people off to the FON WiFi network as often as users walk by any compatible hotspot at home and outside. In this interview, I ask FON what kind of plans they may have for doing this with other spectrum such as White Spaces, improving the automatic connection of devices to this network and adding more throttling and bandwidth management features and experiment with different ways for users to roam and pay for that bandwidth.