MobileStar to Expand Network with IBM

MobileStar Network Corporation announced that it has selected IBM as a key partner to deploy its network infrastructure for the company's growing wireless Internet access service. As part of MobileStar's goal to expand its wireless network to more than 2,000 sites by year-end 2001, IBM will provide site surveys, build and deploy equipment, and cabling and wiring.

MobileStar offers a network for broadband, wireless Internet access and maintains the largest wireless footprint in the U.S. Currently MobileStar has more than 170 locations in. The MobileStar network utilizes both popular WLAN technologies -- Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b, direct sequence) and OpenAir (frequency hopping) and is accessible in frequently traveled business locations. MobileStar plans to expand its footprint to include Starbucks coffeehouse locations nationwide.

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