Time Warner Cable Steps on the WiFi Gas by Moving Forward with Hotspot 2.0

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The cable industry’s leadership on WiFi is well documented. Cable companies have been able to leverage WiFi individually and collectively to deliver tangible incremental value for their broadband subscribers. Time Warner Cable (TWC) is stepping up their WiFi efforts by being the first major broadband...Learn More

AT&T Powers Whopper Wi-Fi

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MIAMI, April 16, 2014 – Burger King Corp. (BKC) has expanded its long-standing relationship with AT&T* by launching AT&T Wi-Fi services for all of its U.S. restaurants. The upgraded platform, “WHOPPER® Wi-Fi” replaces and upgrades current restaurant Wi-Fi networks to provide BURGER KING® guests an...Learn More

IDC: $2.5 Billion in Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi by 2018

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Cloud-managed Wi-Fi will fuel worldwide growth in the wireless local area network (WLAN) market, according to a new IDC report. Revenues from worldwide cloud-managed infrastructure and managed services will reach $653 million in 2014 and $2.5 billion by 2018, IDC says. Increased adoption in the...Learn More

Comcast Reaches One Million Wi-Fi Hotspots Nationwide

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April 09, 2014 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today announced it has surpassed one million Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation. The company’s Xfinity WiFi network, the largest in the U.S., allows customers to connect more devices and do more online, in more places and at any time....Learn More

Wi-Fi Alliance Adds Near-Field Communications for Quick Set-Up

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Wireless network connectivity provides functionality that’s essential for the “Internet of Things” to live up to the hype that’s revolving around it. So it’s no surprise that Bluetooth and the Wi-Fi Alliance are aiming to capitalize on the trend, in part by rolling out new...Learn More

Frontier Video Monitoring Will Be Available Nationwide

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The latest network operator to join in on the home monitoring trend is Frontier Communications, which today announced a new offering based on a partnership with Dropcam. Frontier plans to offer the product on a nationwide basis, a spokesperson said. Customers signing up for Frontier’s...Learn More

FCC Frees Up WiFi Spectrum, Details AWS-3 Auction Plans

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Gigabit WiFi services based on the 802.11ac standard should see broader deployment now that the FCC today freed up 100 MHz of spectrum for gigabit WiFi or other unlicensed use. In addition the commission today detailed plans for the upcoming AWS-3 auction of 40 MHz...Learn More

Super WiFi Standard Progresses, Despite Spectrum Uncertainty

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The standards body that has created several WiFi standards has published the standard for a new form of WiFi that would operate in vacant TV broadcast spectrum known as TV white spaces. Equipment supporting the IEEE standard, designated 802.11af-2013, can cover four times the area...Learn More

Wheeler Sees Limited Unlicensed Spectrum in the 600 MHz Band

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Those who had hoped that emerging higher-speed Wi-Fi technology would get a boost from new unlicensed spectrum may have to adjust their expectations. Remarks made by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler this week suggest that the amount of unlicensed spectrum resulting from the upcoming auction of...Learn More

RST Global to Offer Gigabit Broadband Across North Carolina Using WiFi

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The latest gigabit network announcement comes from competitive carrier RST Global Communications. And there is a major difference between it and the other dozen or two gigabit network announcements that we’ve seen in the U.S. to date. While most gigabit offerings are based on fiber-to-the-home,...Learn More

WifiForward Coalition Wants More Unlicensed Spectrum

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A new coalition is lobbying D.C. policy makers to open unlicensed spectrum for Wi-Fi and other uses as a means of boosting economic growth, creating jobs and spurring innovation nationwide. With members including the American Library Association, Best Buy, the ARRIS Group, Comcast the Consumer...Learn More

Report: Average Wi-Fi Hotspot Speed Increased 18% in Nine Months

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The number of states that offloaded at least 90% of their mobile data traffic to WiFi networks rose 875% in 2013, from four in 1Q 2013 to 39 in 4Q. Mobile apps are contributing to the surge in mobile data traffic volume, with ESPN, Instagram,...Learn More