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Testing London hotspots

Posted in General,Software testing by testing in London on December 2, 2006

From The Register

Most of London’s wireless hotspots can’t support more than one voice-over-IP call at a time, according to a survey by WLAN analysis specialist AirMagnet.

The company surveyed 15 hotspots around Oxford Street and the City last month. It said that 11 of them suffered from coverage problems that prevented multiple simultaneous voice-over-Wi-Fi calls.

AirMagnet boss Ian Schenkel said that without remedial work, people trying to use Wi-Fi or dual-mode phones could suffer dropped or poor quality calls, and might simply give up trying to use it as an alternative to their current phone service.

“The hotspots were OK for data use,” he said, “but network usage is evolving, and now the infrastructure needs to evolve to keep up.”

“The best place we found was a phonebox with BT OpenZone,” he said. “It was very well set up – it’s somewhat ironic, given that it’s a phonebox and we were testing voice-over-Wi-Fi.”

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