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Bill St. Arnaud is a R&E Network and Green IT consultant who works with clients on a variety of subjects such as the next generation research and education and Internet networks. He also works with clients to develop practical solutions to reduce GHG emissions such as free broadband and dynamiccharging of eVehicles (See . View my complete profile

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Must Read: How to Bypass Carriers Apple-Style

[Another excellent article by Rudolph van der Berg on Apple using software SIMs. The implications for community and R&E networks are significant. For example if the Internet 2/NLR national community network UCAN could obtain its own IMSI then it could offer students and the public a open, not for profit, national cell phone service where it could then resell commercial services from a number of providers. Also with an independent IMSI, students could be provided with a single wireless access service for emergency contact in additional to the service provided by the commercial carrier of their choice. R&E networks would also be able to support the exploding demand for network of things integrated with clouds for personal medical applications, environmental sensors, etc. Rather than being locked into a commercial service provider, a national public virtual wireless operator with its own IMSI could transform the market -- BSA]

How to Bypass Carriers Apple-Style

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