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

Consumer Group: Free Up More Wi-Fi Spectrum

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Internet and communications (ICT) providers have long been lobbying the FCC to offer more spectrum. U.S. wireless data traffic more than doubled in 2013 to reach a whopping 3.2 trillion megabytes. There are now more than 336 million wireless connections in the U.S., the American...Learn More

Cox G1GABLAST Gigabit Service to Launch This Month in Phoenix

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Just four months after announcing plans to deploy gigabit service throughout its service territory, Cox Communications today said it will begin offering gigabit service in Phoenix, its first market, by the end of this month. The company also revealed the brand name for its gigabit...Learn More

Study: Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts Lead Coffee Shop Wi-Fi Performance

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Wi-Fi connectivity has become the norm for a growing variety of retail establishments and shopping malls. Coffee chains, such as Starbucks, were among the first to provide wireless Internet access, so it’s fitting that on International Coffee Day (September 29), wefi released its study of...Learn More

When Will We Need New TV White Spaces Standard?

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A new IEEE standard designated 802.19.1 aims to fix what for now is a minor flaw in TV white spaces broadband technology, but which could become more problematic in the future as the technology is more widely deployed. When technologists figured out how to use...Learn More

Cox Targets Businesses with Wi-Fi

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Cox Business Internet Gateway combines a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem and a Wi-Fi-enabled 802.11ac router (enabling the fastest Wi-Fi speeds) into one device. This simplifies device management and delivers the fastest “in-office” Wi-Fi experience available today. The Cox Business Guest Wi-Fi uses a second gateway...Learn More

WBA: Next-Gen Wi-Fi Deployments Gain Momentum

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The pace of next-generation Wi-Fi Hotspots (NGH) deployment is accelerating. Twelve commercial NGH deployments from operators in the U.S. Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East have gone live, according to the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA). In the U.S., WBA members Boingo, Towerstream and...Learn More

FCC: E-Rate Reforms Could Bring Wi-Fi to Every Student in Five Years

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The FCC estimates that 10.5 million students per year could gain Internet connectivity inside their schools if the commission moves ahead with E-Rate reforms outlined in July. Within five years, all U.S. schools would have internal Internet connectivity, the FCC says. The E-Rate program is...Learn More

Report Finds Strong Intent to Purchase a Connected Car

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Built-in network connectivity is going to have a big influence on consumers’ vehicle purchase decisions, according to a new study from AT&T Drive Studio and Ericsson. Half of all drivers surveyed in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, Japan and China said they would switch automobile brands...Learn More

Wi-Fi Calling: T-Mobile Takes the Lead

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T-Mobile’s latest attack in the increasingly competitive wireless market comes on the voice over Wi-Fi front. VoWiFi is expected to be a hot area now that handsets are available that do not require special dialing or a different phone number to send calls over Wi-Fi....Learn More