Posted on 13-Sep-2005 09:14.
Filed under: News
In partnership with Linksys and Cisco Systems Vodafone is bringing to the market a device that allows users to share a single 3G connection via wireless LAN.
The 3G / UMTS Router enables teams of up to five people to use the wireless LAN capability already built in to most laptop computers to access high speed mobile data services provided by the Vodafone 3G network.
Vodafone says this portable product is ideal for businesses in sectors such as accountancy, construction or media who regularly have teams working together away from their main office and who need easy access through their laptop to high speed internet services or corporate applications.
The 3G/UMTS WLAN Router combines the Linksys WRT54G3G Wireless-G Router, which provides Wireless LAN coverage for users, and the Vodafone Mobile Connect 3G/GPRS data card.
The 3G / UMTS Router is being launched in Spain today and will be introduced in Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden and the UK over the coming weeks. Launches in other countries will follow in due course.
In addition to providing instant group access to networks, email and the Internet the 3G / UMTS Router allows additional devices, such as printers, to be connected using Ethernet or 802.11g wireless connections.