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Israel may be the first country to hit peak Wi-Fi

Quartz- Israel is considering banning mobile operators from offering internet access through Wi-Fi hotspots, reports Globes (link in Hebrew), a business newspaper. According to the paper, spectrum is in such short supply that the use by large telecoms operators of unlicensed radio frequency set aside for things like Wi-Fi, microwaves and garage door openers is clogging the system. The frequency will stay open for Wi-Fi networks belonging to individuals, businesses such as restaurants and shopping malls, and local municipal authorities. But not wireless carriers. The communications ministry is expected to issue a notice this week.

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