Carriers & ISPs Briefs

Microcell Solutions Inc.

introduced in May the new FidoData service that turns the company’s Fido PCS handset into a wireless modem when connected to a laptop computer. FidoData allows users to access the Internet via their ISP or to connect to their corporate network server to manage e-mail and access work files. Other offered functionality includes sending faxes wirelessly from a laptop or exchanging text messages with other Fido customers. Data and fax communications are encrypted and transmitted on a fully digital network. Packaged in a box that includes software, a laptop cable and user documentation, FidoData will have an intial purchase price of $225 plus a $5 monthly fee. Microcell is at