With virtual private network (VPN) connections, data customers in both cities will be able to access Verizon’s 1xEV-DO high-speed data network as an extension of their corporate local area network (LAN) or intranet. In order to receive the increased data speeds, 1xEV-DO devices are required, and the company says it plans to sell PCMCIA cards, office modem solutions and a number of other mobile devices.
Also in the third quarter, the company said it plans to offer complementary access between its own branded 802.11 service and its WAN. Recognizing the proliferation of Wi-Fi on corporate campuses and in travel related venues such as hotels and airports, Verizon Wireless is working with Wayport to offer Wi-Fi service in popular indoor locations. [Internetnews.com]