AT&T Lets Customers Put Connected Cars on Wireless Plans

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Wireless customers have become accustomed to adding tablets, hotspots and other devices to smartphone price plans. AT&T is hoping customers also will put connected cars on wireless plans, announcing new options today in that area. Also today the carrier announced a new ad campaign called...Learn More

Electric Cooperative WiFi Deployment Aims to Support Home Broadband

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Bandera Electric Cooperative, based in rural Texas, aims to rely heavily on WiFi to bring broadband to its customers. The Bandera Electric Cooperative WiFi plans include installing fiber on the company’s existing poles, to which the company also will add WiFi access points, a company...Learn More

Telecom Disaster Recovery: We Drop in on an AT&T Drill

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When a weather-related or other emergency strikes, telecom disaster recovery ranks right up there with power and sanitation in terms of importance. Telecompetitor was reminded of this today when we dropped in on an AT&T telecom disaster recovery drill in Chicago – one of numerous...Learn More

Ericsson, Comcast Roll Out WiFi on Wheels

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Ericsson unveiled what’s billed as ¨the nation’s first high-tech mobile WiFi unit¨ at the Internet & Television Expo 2016 in Boston May 16. Comcast is Ericsson’s first customer and intends to employ the WiFi on Wheels unit to support events, remote locations and disaster recovery...Learn More

Report: WiFi Outperforms Mobile in Consumer Perceived Quality

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One-third of subscribers worldwide blame their mobile service providers for network quality issues and in their minds, WiFi outperforms mobile in quality of experience, according to new market research from Procera Networks. Nine out of of 10 respondents believed the quality of their WiFi connections...Learn More

Carrier WiFi Forecast Calls for $1.5 Billion Revenues by 2020

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Global carrier WiFi equipment market revenue rose to $713 million in 2015, continuing a rising trend that dates back to 2007, according to a carrier WiFi forecast from IHS Technology. In a report titled ¨Carrier WiFi Equipment Biannual Market Tracker,¨ the market research company forecasts...Learn More

Sprint Launches WiFi in Kansas City to Support Smart City Plans

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May 05, 2016  — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE: S), in collaboration with Cisco, is revolutionizing the way Kansas Citians stay connected with the launch of its intelligent Sprint Wi-Fi network, which serves as the backbone of Kansas City’s Smart City framework. Beginning today, residents...Learn More

Report: Broadband Churn Factors Do Not Include Low Satisfaction

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Just one-third of U.S. broadband subscribers (34%) would be likely to recommend their service providers to a friend, yet low satisfaction does not appear to be significantly contributing to broadband churn factors, according to a consumer survey from software provider Incognito. It’s said that every...Learn More

WiFi IoT Forecast: New Frequency Bands Will Drive Growth

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Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be the fastest growing category of WiFi devices over the next five years, according to a WiFi IoT forecast from ABI Research. WiFi was just one of several non-cellular wireless connectivity technologies that ABI studied. Others included Bluetooth, which...Learn More

Comcast to Provide Wi-Fi in Wawa Stores

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PHILADELPHIA– April 26, 2016 – Starting today, people who visit the more than 700 Wawa stores in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia will have access to free Wi-Fi, thanks to a new collaboration between the company and Comcast. Comcast Business’s Enterprise Solutions...Learn More

Miami-Dade County Joins AT&T Smart Cities Initiative

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Dallas, Texas  — Residents in Miami-Dade County could soon experience improvements in areas like public safety, public transportation and traffic. AT&T is on tap to work with the County to explore delivering smart cities solutions.    It’s part of a larger effort to create impactful solutions...Learn More

Calix Platform Targets MDUs

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PETALUMA, CA–(Marketwired – April 19, 2016) – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in enabling service providers to deliver a gigabit experience to their subscribers, today announced the industry’s premier solution for delivering an unmatched broadband experience to people living in apartments, dormitories, and...Learn More