Comcast xFi Pods Brings Wi-Fi Mesh Technology to Improve In-Home Coverage

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Comcast is rolling out WiFi extenders called xFi Pods in Boston and Chicago in anticipation of a national launch in 2018. Comcast xFi Pods aim to extend reach of the MSO’s Xfinity WiFi service to every nook and cranny of the premises. The approach features...Learn More

Panoramic WiFi from Cox Communications Surpasses 1 Million Customers

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ATLANTA, Dec. 13, 2017 – Today, Cox Communications announced the achievement of one million customers for Panoramic WiFi, the premier home network experience. In less than 14 months, Panoramic WiFi from Cox attained this notable milestone. After a successful trial in San Diego, Panoramic WiFi...Learn More

Comcast xFi Advanced Wi-Fi Gateway Aims to be the Center of Gig Enabled Smart Homes

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A new Comcast xFi Advanced Wi-Fi Gateway is now available in every market that has Comcast Xfinity Gigabit Internet, currently available in 26 markets. The new gateway can provide gigabit type performance within the home, while also integrating IoT capabilities. The xFi gateway has hit...Learn More

ARRIS Completes Acquisition of Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business

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Suwanee, Georgia — December 1, 2017 — ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) has completed its acquisition of the Ruckus Wireless® and ICX® Switch business from Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO). With this acquisition, ARRIS® builds on a leadership position in networking and entertainment for service providers while...Learn More

AT&T LTE-M Button: Ring-Bell-for-Service Goes High Tech

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An AT&T LTE-M Button, announced today, uses sophisticated technology to make things simple. You could think of it a modern-day version of the “ring for service” bells that used to sit on store or dry cleaner counters– except that the entity responding to the alert...Learn More

M2M Connections Forecast to Exceed 300 Million by 2022, But Distractions Pose Challenges

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The U.S. cellular M2M market will grow beyond 300 million connections by 2022, according to a M2M connections forecast from ABI Research. In a press release announcing its latest findings, the research firm said that new competition is emerging as U.S. network operators rush to...Learn More

J.D. Power: Wireless Router Satisfaction Declines, But Problems are Few

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Customers are less satisfied with their wireless routers than they were a year ago, according to J.D. Power. Wireless router satisfaction fell to 833 on a 1,000-point scale in 2017 compared to 847 in the 2016 report. Satisfaction fell in all 10 factors measured in...Learn More

Wave Broadband Gigabit Footprint Expanded

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Competitive broadband provider Wave Broadband today launched its Gig Speed Internet service for residential and business customers throughout its West Coast coverage areas. The Wave Broadband gigabit footprint now covers the company’s entire Washington, Oregon and California serving area. Wave had previously offered those speeds...Learn More

U.S. Cellular Offers In-Vehicle Wi-Fi, Vehicle Management Tool

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November 14, 2017 — CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Cellular customers can easily manage their vehicles and keep tabs on the safety of their drivers using CruiseConnect, an easy-to-install vehicle connectivity device developed by ZTE and accompanying mobile app developed by Modus. CruiseConnect offers safety notifications for families, serves as...Learn More

T-Mobile Curls Up With Nest for Home Security Bundle

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A T-Mobile home security package featuring Nest home security equipment will soon go on sale, giving T-Mobile a path into the rapidly evolving home security market. T-Mobile joins a host of other communications service providers who now offer some form of home security, including AT&T...Learn More

Solving the Wi-Fi Puzzle: Taking Steps to Capitalize on Managed Wi-Fi

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The number of connected devices in the home is growing at an astounding rate. Home networks have become more complex to support than ever before for service providers. Wi-Fi issues challenge your business metrics, complicate the customer experience, increase frequency and complexity of support calls...Learn More

Altice USA is Latest Operator to Launch Cloud Based ‘Experience Interface’ with Altice One

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User interfaces for video and broadband are evolving, and they are increasingly served from the cloud and aim to create a differentiated experience, rather than just a user interface for programming. The latest example comes from cable MSO Altice USA, who operates Optimum and Suddenlink...Learn More

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