Zamora is a sleepy Spanish town, north of Madrid and just across the border from Portugal. The cobblestone streets wind across bridges that the ancient Romans built past a dozen 12th century churches, but hidden behind the ancient stone walls is one of the world’s most modern wireless data networks-a mesh network built by Wireless and Satellite Networks (WSN) of Madrid.
Backed by Intel Capital, WSN is trying to connect Internet users in places too difficult to wire by using wireless 802.11 technology. It uses a mesh topology to build a wireless data network that blankets the entire city. Its approach to developing wide-area wireless data networks is one that investors believe will make the wireless Internet something that’s scaleable, reliable and user friendly for the enterprise and consumers.
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