FreedomPop Wi-Fi Service Offers Unlimited Voice, Text and Data

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FreedomPop, the company that offers free cellular data, voice and text service, today launched a service that lets smartphones use any of nearly 10 million Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide for data, voice, or text connectivity, thereby minimizing customers’ cellular service consumption. “We’re cobbling together millions of...Learn More

Survey Finds Growing Managed Wi-Fi Business Opportunity in Retail Sector

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Realizing benefits inside and outside the organization, national retailers are stepping up their plans to leverage and capitalize on Wi-Fi investments, according to a study from managed network and cloud technology provider EarthLink Holdings, market research firm IHL Group  and cloud-managed Wi-Fi systems vendor AirTight...Learn More

FairlawnGig Aims to be a Public/ Private High-Speed Broadband Network

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The mayor of an Akron, Ohio suburb said yesterday that he plans to pursue a gigabit network for his community through a public/private partnership. “Enhanced broadband services and fiber optic availability will strengthen and improve the delivery of police, fire and other vital municipal services...Learn More

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