Cisco Systems, which announced earlier this month that it will acquire small cell vendor Ubiquisys, is positioning itself as the un-macrocell provider when it comes to extending coverage and capacity. Cisco doesn't hold any grudges against macrocells, the company just thinks small cells are where the future action will be.
Juniper Research is predicting almost unfathomable amounts of mobile data traffic will be generated by mobile handsets and tablets by 2017, but only a mere 40 percent of the data will go over cellular networks.
Wi-Fi offloading is becoming a bigger factor in emerging markets as operators seek ways to handle the onslaught of data traffic impacting their mobile networks.
AT&T Mobility's disclosure of key performance indicators from its thriving Wi-Fi business shed little light on just how much the operator's smartphone customers use its public Wi-Fi networks for offloading data traffic from the cellular network. But a company executive claims AT&T mobile device customers are active users of the company's Wi-Fi hotspots.
Mobile operators may want to reconsider their level of investment and commitment to the broader deployment of public Wi-Fi hotspots, based on a new report that finds smartphone users much prefer to access private or unmanaged Wi-Fi networks.
Private-equity firm Shamrock Capital Growth Advisors is providing $100 million in equity capital to Mobilitie, which will use the money to deploy new high-speed distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cell technology infrastructure at sites across the United States.
Devicescape predicts its global Wi-Fi hotspot network, which doubled during 2012 to reach 12 million access points--will expand to reach 100 million access points by the end of 2017.
Mobile subscribers in North America and the Asia-Pacific region will be the drivers of a 13-fold growth rate in global mobile data traffic from 2012 - 2017, according to a new report from Cisco Systems.
Cisco System's new StadiumVision Mobile platform is using Wi-Fi stadium networks to deliver live, multicast video to fans' smartphones and tablets.
AT&T's international roaming program for its mobile subscribers is the first to automatically connect customers to Wi-Fi hotspots via SIM authentication when roaming abroad, and it sets the stage for future business models based on Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint and Next Generation Hotspots (NGH).