Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fon Wi-Fi Sharing Integrated into Broadcom's DOCSIS 3.0 SoCs

Broadcom and Fon, which operates the largest WiFi community in the world, with over 2.5 million Fon WiFi spots and nearly 5 million user, announced the first Fon-ready Broadcom chipsets for DOCSIS 3.0 devices.

Broadcom's DOCSIS 3.0-based system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions now feature a software development kit (SDK) that enables manufacturers to build Fon functionality directly into their customer premises equipment (CPEs) without any additional development.

Fon currently partners with leading broadband service providers, hardware manufacturers and Telco operators, including British Telecom, Comstar-MTS Russia, SFR, and ZON Portugal who offer Fon-ready services.

British Telecom, Coral Group, Skype, Google, Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital are investors in Fon.

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