I had a meeting with a the Cyber Broadband Product Manager and he had come to pitch for creating a Wi-Fi Hotspot for my Dental Hospital. This is a joint venture with Cyber and Mobilink and the goal is to setup numerous hot-spots around Pakistan so you are virtually always connected.
To access the network all you have to do is send an SMS to the Mobilink network in turn you get an Login ID and PWD and presto you are surfing the net at 512K speeds. Mobilink will in turn bill you the cost per hour might hover around 50/hr (not sure of the exact price). Our dental Hospital will in turn gets free access to the DSL line and all installation costs are borne by Cyber+Mobilink.
I probed the guy to find out whats "the-catch" but nothing came out - I am awaiting the contract which might spell out more details - though they might want a plaque of CyberWireless prominently displayed in the area.
Sounds sweet and I don’t mind giving them advertising space in my place here but nothing is free — or is the cost of advertisment enough to cover the expense? Will keep you posted on its progress.