FunkFeuer: Wireless Fire Is Burning Up Vienna
by Ash Dyer
By tying directly into a carrier hotel, FunkFeuer can purchase backhaul bandwidth at next to nothing. In addition, they are able to run an Asterisk server for wireless VoIP calls. This addition is another interesting twist to in the Wi-Fi game as most VoIP systems kill the throughput of Wi-Fi access points. To combat this problem, FunkFeuer has implemented a "Ready to Send" signal that reduces the empty signalling traffic that normally plagues VoIP networks, and Aaron reports that they have little to no throughput degradation on their network.
For more information on FunkFeuer check out: www.funkfeuer.at.
JFYI: Funkfeuer means radio beacon, which a quick look at de.wikipedia.org would have ascertained (but, of course, "Funk" is also wireless and "Feuer" is also fire).
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