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Qualcomm exec: MU-MIMO, 802.11ad, smart gateway show maturation of Wi-Fi

January 6, 2015 | By Mike Dano LAS VEGAS--Wi-Fi is growing up, according to one Qualcomm executive. Todd Antes, vice president of product management at Qualcomm Atheros, said that the technology company's recent work on Wi-Fi technologies is a reaction to the increasing demands of Wi-Fi users--and the opportunities that presents. Specifically, Antes said that [...]

Carriers, MSOs embrace Wi-Fi for calling and hotspots

December 24, 2014 The news: Both cable operators and wireless carriers embraced Wi-Fi hotspots and Wi-Fi calling in 2014 as enthusiastically as they ever have. Although cable MSOs continue to see Wi-Fi as a complement to their existing networks, they clearly recognize its importance in attracting and retaining customers. And wireless carriers and their MVNOs [...]

Are retail businesses ready for the smart-phone revolution?

The advent of smart-phones is revolutionizing the retail industry. During this year’s all-important holiday shopping season, the brick-and-mortar retailers that are best equipped to engage shoppers on their smartphones will be the big winners. That’s because more shoppers than ever before will be using smartphones to assist their holiday shopping and make purchases. Thanks to [...]

Apple, HotSpot 2.0 and massive hotspot deployments mean Wi-Fi has left the building

By Monica Alleven FierceWireless The notion that Wi-Fi is somehow a second-class citizen because it's the "offload" for cellular operators? Well, that just doesn't hold water any longer. Consider this. If given a choice, most consumers already choose Wi-Fi first and cellular second. If you're sitting in a coffee shop, you don't search out, typically, [...]

Wi-Fi Companies Release Latest Earnings

Wi-Fi is among the hottest technologies out there, gaining the attention of both carriers and enterprises. With the latest round of earnings reports from a number of hardware vendors and Wi-Fi aggregators, attention has centered on a handful of leading Wi-Fi-related companies. While some Wi-Fi companies aren’t faring well, others are soaring, revealing some solutions [...]

Do Net Neutrality Rules Hinder Management of Wireless Networks?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:58pm Andrew Berg The Open Technology Institute (OTI) Thursday announced new research that it says proves net neutrality will not hinder the management of wireless networks. OTI claims the study, which was conducted by CTC Technology and Energy, "demonstrates the fallacy of wireless industry claims that adherence to strong network neutrality protections [...]

Report: Service providers to deploy more than 4M public Wi-Fi hotspots in 2015

By Monica Alleven FierceWireless Service providers will deploy more than 4 million public hotspots and 20 million homespots in 2015, according to a new report by Mobile Experts. The new report explains the fundamental reasons that carrier Wi-Fi deployments will exceed small cell deployments over the next five years and provides details on the use [...]

You might not need a mobile carrier by 2020

By David Goldman  @DavidGoldmanCNN November 7, 2014: 11:25 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) You'd be hard pressed to swing a cat and miss a Wi-Fi hotspot these days. Wi-Fi is ubiquitous. No longer the realm of coffee shops and homes, Wi-Fi spans entire neighborhoods. Trains, planes and automobiles are Wi-Fi equipped. Cruise ships have Wi-Fi. [...]

iPass Wi-Fi Growth Map Shows 1 Public Hotspot for Every 20 people on Earth by 2018

Joint Study with Analysts Maravedis Rethink Shows Europe Leads the World for Wi-Fi REDWOOD SHORES, CA.— November 3, 2014– iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi network, has revealed the results of the broadest and most in-depth research into global public Wi-Fi hotspot deployments through its Wi-Fi growth map. The data, from analysts [...]