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Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Nov 22, 2010

Is MiFi the future of Wireless Internet?

A short description of MiFi:

MiFis are small gadgets that have no need of being plugged into anything and work similar to wireless routers. MiFis connect to a cellular carrier's data network. We have to charge their batteries and they provide a Wi-Fi Signal to nearby gadgets to gain access to the internet.
MiFis were first introduced in U.S. in May 2009 by Novatel Wireless, and Novatel owns a registered trademark on the "MiFi" brand name in the U.S.
They are more economical & telecom companies are rapidly improving the speeds of their networks.

But some people believe MiFis are just a passing fashion. And some say they have security issues. Once every device can have a cellular chip in it, why would we need an extra gadget to carry around?

Share your opinion.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Nov 22, 2010
Still not clear about the MiFi concept. However, I don't see any need for MiFi, with 4G technology being developed for the masses at a very rapid pace. I heard that Motorola has already tested 4G with over 100 mbps speeds in Japan few months ago.

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