RoamAD’s first attempt to demonstrate the trial network to Computerworld was unsuccessful, as the network had been temporarily taken down.
Once it was back up, internet access was achieved with a laptop and cellphone, though there were several dropouts of one to two seconds duration and some background noise as the network’s mobile voice over IP function was demonstrated.
RoamAD chief executive Paul Stoddart put the dropouts down to the fact the network had been taken down that afternoon. “Clearly the unscheduled network shutdown and the ‘on the fly’ re-launch caused some [quality of service] problems.”
RoamAD has promised Computerworld another demo. A network software upgrade was scheduled for last week.