Mobile data traffic is going to more than triple its share of total global IP data traffic during the next several years, according to a new report from network vendor Cisco Systems.
Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless dropped unlimited cellular data passes from its offering last week. Scratch makes text, voice and data services free when a user is on Wi-Fi. Like with fellow Sprint MVNOs Republic Wireless and FreedomPop, when a Scratch customer is out of Wi-Fi range, they roam onto Sprint's network.
The number of wireless IoT devices in automation networks will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.2 per cent to reach 43.5 million by 2020.
LG Uplus last week showed off its new LTE in Unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U) network, demonstrating its ability to transmit data at speeds up to 600 Mbps.
CHICAGO--Comcast Cable CTO Tony Werner said that 60 percent of the company's new customers never connect a wire to access Comcast's services. Instead, he said, those customers use Wi-Fi exclusively to access content and services.
Cable companies and Wi-Fi: a few years ago, that combination may have seemed improbable. But as pay-TV operators from Charter to Time Warner Cable build Wi-Fi access points across their footprints, the promise of Wi-Fi as a viable answer to wireless service is growing.
Now that Comcast and Time Warner Cable are no longer merging, speculation has turned to other cable deals, including the possibility of Charter Communications acquiring Time Warner Cable. Will industry consolidation impact cable companies' burgeoning Wi-Fi efforts? Special report.
The wheel of fortune continues to spin in the cable operator consolidation game, and that could impact cable operators' Wi-Fi services. What strategies are operators like Charter, Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Cox Communications employing to build their Wi-Fi castles?
Sprint struck a multi-year Wi-Fi offloading agreement with Boingo Wireless to seamlessly offload its customers' data traffic to Boingo's Wi-Fi networks at 35 major U.S. airports. The Boingo deal is one element of Sprint's evolving strategy to make Wi-Fi an integral part of its network as part of an effort to improve the performance of its network.
It looks as though for all intents and purposes, Amtrak still hasn't managed to fix the Wi-Fi problems that have plagued the railroad service provider in the Northeast.