Midco Launching Field Trials for Gigabit-Speed Broadband Services with Cisco

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February 9, 2016 – Sioux Falls, SD: Following successful lab trials with a DOCSIS 3.1-powered cable modem, Midco is preparing for field trials of its Midco Gig Internet service in Fargo, ND, in March. The company is also announcing that the second metro area –...Learn More

600 MHz Could Support a Comcast Wi-Fi First Mobile Service; Will It?

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News that Comcast may bid  in the upcoming 600 MHz auction illustrates an important decision that all cable companies now face, and it’s a classic telecom question – whether to buy or to build. After dabbling with various wireless strategies in the past, the cablecos’...Learn More

Wi-Fi 802.11ac Shipments Now 65% of All Wi-Fi Access Points

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Growth in Wi-Fi 802.11ac shipments is being aided by the addition of new higher performance features, such as MU-MIMO, which will rise to account for nearly 65% of overall Wi-Fi access point shipments globally this year, according to ABI Research. The market research specialist expects...Learn More

Gigabit Wireless Start-Up is Newest Disruptive Attempt for Aereo Founder

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Chaitanya “Chet” Kanojia tried to disrupt the video business with Aereo, but ultimately failed. He now has his disruptive sights on a new traditional business, the broadband ISP business, with Starry, a new gigabit wireless start-up. Starry wants to deliver Gigabit wireless services nationwide, using...Learn More

Dual-Use Public-Private Wi-Fi Forecast: 366 Million Routers in Use by 2020

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At least 1 in 3 home routers will be used as public Wi-Fi hotspots by 2017 as the global installed base of such dual-use routers grows to reach 366 million by year-end 2020, according to a Juniper Research dual-use public-private Wi-Fi forecast. Dual-use routers can...Learn More

FCC Eyes 5.9 GHz Band for Gigabit Wi-Fi, Sharing with Auto Industry

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Two FCC commissioners who often disagree on policy matters expressed support this week for opening up spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band for unlicensed use on a shared basis with the incumbent spectrum holder – the American auto industry. As the New America Open Technology...Learn More

Indoor Mobile Forecast: Six-Fold Increase by 2020

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ABI Research expects in-building mobile data traffic will increase over 600 percent, reaching 53 exabytes (1 billion billion) per month worldwide in 2020. Rapid growth in 4G adoption and Wi-Fi offload will be the main factors fueling double-digit annual growth to the end of the...Learn More

Wi-Fi Shipments on Track to Surpass 15 Billion by Year End

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Marking a wireless network industry milestone, the Wi-Fi Alliance on January 5, announced that more than 12 billion Wi-Fi products have been shipped worldwide to date. Moreover, the industry association expects Wi-Fi shipments will surpass 15 billion come year-end 2016. With more than 6.8 billion...Learn More

T-Mobile Technology Plans Include 4×4 MIMO, LTE-U and More

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T-Mobile is best known for its aggressive promotional and pricing programs. But according to a blog post from the company’s chief technology officer Neville Ray, T-Mobile also has made important technology advances, with more planned for 2016. Among other things, the company plans to roll...Learn More

Cox Launches 5,000 New WiFi Hotspots

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ATLANTA, Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications announced today the launch of more than 5,000 new WiFi hotspots in Arizona, bringing the total number of Cox WiFi hotspots available nationwide to over 10,000.  These hotspots are strategically located in high-traffic areas like businesses, hotels,...Learn More

Boingo Launches Blazing Fast Wi-Fi Speeds at Airports Nationwide

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  December 21, 2015  — LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading Wi-Fi and DAS provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced fast, free Wi-Fi for travelers and new blazing-fast speeds of up to 20 Mbps for power users and subscribers....Learn More

WBA White Paper Details WRIX Wi-Fi Roaming, Real World Use Cases

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Communications service providers interested in Wi-Fi roaming will likely find it worthwhile to take a look at a new white paper from the Wireless Broadband Alliance titled “Wi-Fi Roaming Business Case.” And these days just about any service provider should be keeping an eye on...Learn More