Karma is building a community of mobile broadband users who share their connections without sharing their data. It’s attracted 50,000 users so far, a number it hopes to boost as it moves to Sprint’s LTE network.
Europe’s mobile enfant terrible Free Mobile today introduced phase 2 of its plan to flood France with cheap data and voice services. It’s installing femtocells in homes around the country, accessible to any Free customer.
Fon may have launched in Madrid, but lately the company taking on a very Japanese flavor. According to the company, which pioneered the concept of a global community Wi-Fi network, 1 million or a full one-sixth of its global access points now reside in Japan.