Mobile Devices Are 54% of Connected Home Devices Research Says

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Mobile devices account for more than half (54%) of all connected devices in the average U.S. household, according to new connected home devices research from comScore. That’s nearly twice the percentage for PCs. Smartphones make up the biggest share (36%) of connected home devices research...Learn More

CenturyLink Launches Location-Based Analytics

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LAS VEGAS, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced the market introduction of CenturyLink Location-Based Analytics, a mobile engagement, analytics and marketing solution for owners and operators of spaces and places where...Learn More

Comcast Adds New Video Camera and Voice Controls to Smart Home Platform

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PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today unveiled a new Wi-Fi-enabled, high definition, indoor/outdoor camera, the latest in a series of new features and devices for its home security and automation platform, Xfinity Home. The company also added voice control to its home platform and is redesigning its own...Learn More

Suburban Broadband Wireless Equipment Launched

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While broadband wireless equipment traditionally has targeted rural deployments, a new offering launched today by Mimosa Networks is designed specifically for suburban deployment, explained Mimosa Vice President of Marketing Brad Day in an interview. The new suburban broadband wireless offering boasts total bandwidth of up...Learn More

Boingo and Amazon Team to Deliver Fast, Free Wi-Fi to Amazon Underground Customers

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Los Angeles, California — July 6, 2016 — Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, announced that it has teamed up with Amazon to offer fast, free Wi-Fi to Android phone and tablet customers who...Learn More

ABI: Broadband Provider Residential WiFi Investment Must Increase

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Broadband provider residential WiFi investment must increase, according to ABI Research. If broadband providers do not make that move, they risk losing subscribers because they may be unable to cope with ongoing growth in in-home connected devices and usage, researchers said. Mesh network systems similar...Learn More

Altice Cablevision Purchase Completed; Investment Plans Include New CPE, WiFi

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Cable industry consolidation continues with the Altice Cablevision purchase completed yesterday. The news comes just weeks after completion of a deal that made Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks part of Charter Communications. Altice is now the fourth largest U.S. cable operator, having previously...Learn More

U.S. Cellular Network Now a Part of Google MVNO Project Fi

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The underlying network of the nation’s 5th largest wireless carrier will become available for Project Fi, the Google MVNO that aims to disrupt the mobile carrier industry. U.S. Cellular joins T-Mobile and Sprint as underlying carriers for the Google MVNO project. Project Fi, first launched...Learn More

Cisco Forecast: 3.4 Devices Connected to the Internet Per Person by 2020

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Worldwide there will be 3.4 devices connected to the Internet per person by 2020, according to the 11th annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI), which was released yesterday. More than 1 billion people and 10 billion new devices will be connected to...Learn More

Financial Market Un-phased by T-Mobile Giving Stock to Customers

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T-Mobile’s announcement that it would give every customer a share of stock in the company seems to have had little impact on the financial market’s view of the company, judging by the company’s stock price performance since the news hit mid-day yesterday.  T-Mobile stock opened...Learn More

IDC: 802.11ac Adoption Rate for Enterprise Exceeds Previous WiFi Generations

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Global consumer WLAN market revenue came in flat year-over-year (YoY) in 1Q’16, but the 802.11ac adoption rate for enterprise is a bright spot, IDC highlights in excerpts from its latest Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker. Combined, the WLAN growth rate was 4.5% YoY but revenues were...Learn More

Report: Cable Broadband Market Share Surging, Now at 62% of Total Fixed Broadband Market

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Cable broadband market share is seeing substantial gains in the U.S. market, according to Strategy Analytics. Cable broadband subscriber adds were 3.3 million new subscribers in the 12 months from April 2015, researchers said. Cable broadband market share growth is helping drive overall U.S. fixed...Learn More