Legislators, open communications is a good thing. Stop blocking it!

By | January 10, 2012
I like this revolution, really. And I like that a big company is standing behind it.

The only question remaining is if legislators will open up the gates to make the connection owners not responsible for actions of other users surfing on an 'open' connection – this is the one blockade that prevented similar ideas from spreading in Germany some time ago, in particular with entertainment-copyright-hounds chasing connection owners, and still hinders innovation moving towards common, freely accessible telecommunication infrastructure today.

Reshared post from +EuroTech

France gets shakeup in mobile market by innovative company!
Set-top boxes with femto-cells, free wifi in cities, unlimited bundles at low prices all by Free.fr

“Xavier Niel, the maverick founder of Iliad, the company behind Free.fr broadband service is about to redefine the mobile landscape, Free did a large press conference this morning to present it´s incredible new packages and +EuroTech brings you the news in English the same morning.

Free.fr already used set-top box for automatically sharing a portion of one’s broadband connection via WiFi with other Free.fr customers. Over five million set-top boxes means that Free.fr has a a free WiFi cloud enveloping major cities such as Paris. Even when away from home, you can easily get broadband without resorting to the expensive 3G network.

Now this Free.Fr free wifi network is going to play a pivotal role in the new service, which will be using 42 Mbps HSPA+ technology. The company has built a network of 15,000 macrocells, but those 5 million “nano cells” are going to be the key difference maker. Free.fr’s newer set-top boxes will have built-in femto cells. On top of that, Free is going to be beefing up its macrocells with high-capacity fiber.

Today´s press conference announced the complete plan including the prices. Based on this innovative infra structure and its ample ownership of fiber in France the prices will be low. Free unlimited package for 19.99 euros gives you unlimited calls, text messages and internet, without any commitment by the user.

They also propose a small package (a formula at at most 10 euros for 40 minutes of communication is mandated by the french government) that gives an hour and 60 text messages by month for 2 euros. Even better, for the people with a Freebox (the mentioned internet box from Free), the unlimited package costs only 15 euros and the small package is… for free!

This is an exclusive offer for the 3 million first only, so be fast! But no worry, they promise that will not be too expensive later.

A bundle by Free.fr for the iPhone 4S is announced for the end of january, with 24 or 36 months payments.

_Some English background from before today´s press conference: http://gigaom.com/2012/01/09/how-frances-free-will-reinvent-mobile/_

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