Big VAR Backs City WiFi
CH2M Hill, a global engineering firm and solutions provider with 18,000 employees, has joined BelAir Networks‘ VAR program as a Platinum Partner.
The news didn’t surprise The VAR Guy, who spent the past three days at MuniWireless 2007: Texas. More than 400 city leaders, VARs, integrators and service providers have been discussing public broadband buildouts at the conference.
Although enterprise network companies like Cisco and Nortel have moved into the public broadband space, smaller companies like BelAir Networks, Tropos Networks, SkyPilot and Strix Systems are also major players in the market. BelAir, for one, has been working closely with VARs and integrators on public broadband buildouts in Minneapolis, Boston, London, Las Vegas and Toronto.