Regional Wireless Carrier Selects Interop for Wi-Fi Calling

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FORT MYERS, FL—June 30, 2015—Interop Technologies, a provider of innovative,  virtualized IP networks and next-generation communication solutions, today announced that Union Wireless, headquartered in Mountain View, Wyoming, has selected the Interop Technologies CorePlusXSM VoWiFi solution to offer WiFi calling service to subscribers throughout Wyoming, Colorado,...Learn More

10 Gigabit Broadband Gains Further Momentum with Calix News

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Ultra-high-speed broadband gained further momentum today with an announcement from Calix that the company will support increased capacity and 10 Gbps connectivity on its popular E-Series broadband access equipment. To enable the capability, based on the ITU/FSAN NG-PON2 standard, customers will install new line cards for...Learn More

ILY Family Phone Looks to Reinvent Home Phone Service

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Looking to create a smartphone for the home that’s easy for children, the elderly and their families is what start-up firm Insensi is aiming to do with the debut of its ILY Family Phone. The ILY Family Phone has an 8-inch touchscreen that can be...Learn More

Juniper: Wi-Fi Offload Growth Will Reach Nearly 60 Percent of Mobile Data Traffic

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Wireless network operators continue to turn to Wi-Fi networks to carry mobile data traffic, according to the latest market research from Juniper Research. Wi-Fi offload growth will handle carry nearly 60 percent of data traffic generated by smartphones and traffic by 2019 – a nearly...Learn More

LTE-U Standards: NCTA Accuses Carriers of Circumventing Usual Process

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Technologies that aim to support LTE in unlicensed spectrum bands could create interference with Wi-Fi networks, argues the National Cable & Telecommunications Association in comments filed with the FCC last week. The NCTA also had strong words for certain equipment manufacturers and for wireless carriers...Learn More

Sprint Kansas City Wi-Fi to Support Smart+Connected City

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Kansas City is making a strong bid to become one of the leading smart, connected cities in the U.S., if not the world. Not only does it have multiple Gigabit Internet providers, including being the launch city of Google Fiber, it also will be getting...Learn More

IDC: Wireless LAN Growth Slows

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Growth slowed across the global wireless local-area network (WLAN) space in 2015’s first quarter, according to preliminary results from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker. Growth across the enterprise and consumer segments of the WLAN market combined amounted to 0.6 percent year-over-year (YoY) in 1Q’15....Learn More

Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi Forecast Sees Strong Growth

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A new report from Maravedis Rethink for the Wireless Broadband Alliance highlights a wide range of service provider opportunities involving carrier-grade Wi-Fi and offers some compelling forecasts. The WBA is an industry organization focused on next-generation Wi-Fi. The report authors see a bright future for...Learn More

Average Mobile Data Usage Forecast to Double in Four Years, Wi-Fi Offload Accounts for Majority

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Mobile data traffic is going to soar as users of smartphones, feature phones and tablets download an expected total of nearly 197,000 petabytes (PB) of digital data by 2019 – the equivalent of 10 billion Blu-ray movies, according to a new research report from Juniper...Learn More

Vendor Tailors Wi-Fi For Internet of Things

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Developers are rethinking how they design Wi-Fi access points, as an announcement today from wireless manufacturer Xirrus illustrates. The company introduced an access point with a higher than usual number of radios built in, giving it increased capacity. The product also is supported by cloud...Learn More

Unique Event Launches FTC Alabama Gigabit Service

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When Alabama-based Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative launched gigabit service earlier this year, the company thought of a unique way to promote and celebrate the accomplishment. The first home to get gigabit service turned up was the same one to which FTC first turned up phone service...Learn More

CLEC Montana Opticom Launches Gigabit Service

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Broadband provider Montana Opticom now offers gigabit service to both residential and business customers in Belgrade, Montana. The company has offered gigabit service in the business market for about two years, but “it wasn’t a residential price point,” said Montana Opticom President Jim Dolan in...Learn More