Behind Time Warner Cable/ Boingo Seamless Wi-Fi Roaming

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Time Warner Cable and Boingo have implemented what they said is the wireless industry’s first Passpoint roaming integration. Customers of either company will be able to seamlessly roam onto the other company’s Wi-Fi hotspots, with some caveats. Initially Time Warner Cable customers wanting to use Boingo...Learn More

Integrating Wi-Fi and Cellular Raises Cellular Data Consumption, Data Shows

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A majority of mobile device users around the world consume significantly greater amounts of cellular data following the introduction of an integrated Wi-Fi and cellular service, according to market research results released today by Devicescape. Data gathered from Devicescape’s ABC (Always Best Connected) Wi-Fi service...Learn More

WBA: Customer Satisfaction is Prime Reason for Deploying Carrier Wi-Fi

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Improving the customer experience, and hence improving subscriber retention, was cited as the key reason for deploying carrier Wi-Fi in a recent survey conducted by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). Forty-one percent of survey respondents said improving customer experience was “the single most important driver...Learn More

802.11ac Share Forecast to Reach 42% of Wi-Fi Routers by 2015

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Tracking developments in home networking, Infonetics Research finds that high-end residential gateways and set-top boxes (STBs) are displacing broadband routers in some markets. Service providers in the more mature broadband markets of North America and Western Europe are deploying “higher-end gateways and set-top boxes with...Learn More

Mobidia: LTE Subscribers Consuming Twice as Much Cellular Data as 3G Subscribers

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U.S. cellular, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi mobile data usage continued on an upward trend in 3Q as wireless device users continue to increase their use of mobile apps and media, according to a Mobidia Technology report. Data gathered from hundreds of thousands of wireless subscribers...Learn More

ABI: 802.15.4 Device Shipments to Grow Five-fold by 2019

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The global installed base of IEEE 802.14.4-enabled wireless devices will grow five-fold over the next five years, increasing from 425 million this year to more than 2.1 billion in 2019, according to new market research from ABI Research. “The low-power, low-cost, mesh networking capabilities of...Learn More

Frontier Gains Stadium Wi-Fi Win in North Carolina

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With mobile data traffic skyrocketing, wireless users increasingly are seeking to switch to Wi-Fi in high-traffic areas – such as the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP), a baseball stadium in Durham. N.C. Installing, managing and maintaining that infrastructure is a great opportunity for network operators,...Learn More

ABI: Carrier Wi-Fi Equipment Revenue to Reach $8 Billion by 2019

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Global Carrier Wi-Fi equipment revenue will grow to reach $8 billion by 2019 as wireless network operators roll out Hotspot 2.0 and next-generation Wi-Fi hotspots to provide mobile broadband Internet connectivity, according to a new report from ABI Research. More than 12 networks worldwide have...Learn More

Verizon FiOS Features Faster Wi-Fi with New Quantum Gateway

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11.03.2014 — NEW YORK – With people increasingly depending on Wi-Fi for watching high-definition video, uploading photos and videos, working from home, video conferencing and more, the Wi-Fi router may be the most essential yet overlooked technology in the home. Now, Verizon FiOS customers can...Learn More

IHS: Gateways, Faster Wi-Fi, Will Boost Broadband CPE Revenue

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The worldwide market for broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) will grow at a faster rate in 2014 than it has since 2010, rising 20 percent year-over-year to reach nearly $11 billion, according to the latest market research from IHS Technology. Global broadband CPE market revenue...Learn More

Samsung Develops Ultra-High-Speed 60 GHz Wi-Fi

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New 60-gigahertz (GHz) Wi-Fi technology developed by Samsung Electronics promises to boost speeds of existing consumer electronics (CE) devices five-fold. With the ability to transmit data as fast as 4.6 gigabits (Gb) or 575 megabytes (MB) per second, users will be able to transfer a...Learn More

Wi-Fi Alliance Passpoint Gets an Upgrade

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The Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint program now includes “a streamlined method to establish new user accounts and connect Wi-Fi-only devices such as tablets and notebooks,” according to a press release. The new features expand the range of the program’s value to mobile and fixed...Learn More