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Sprint makes Wi-Fi the 'fourth layer' of its network with new Boingo deal, small cell push and Wi-Fi router

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.

Analyst: 'Wi-Fi-first' mobile model likely won't be a big hit with U.S. cable companies

Will Comcast, Cablevision, Google and other companies take a "Wi-Fi first" approach to compete with traditional wireless carriers on a large scale across the U.S.? Probably not, according to BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk.

Cablevision launches Freewheel Wi-Fi service, highlights data capabilities instead of voice

Cablevision kicked off sales of its Freewheel Wi-Fi calling and data service, and now seems to be emphasizing Freewheel's data capabilities as opposed to the service being a replacement for cellular service.

Cisco: N. American mobile users to each consume around 11 GB per month by 2019

Even as more cellular data traffic is being offloaded onto Wi-Fi networks and femtocells, consumers around the world are using mobile data more than ever, according to a new report from Cisco Systems.

Cablevision to launch Wi-Fi-only mobile service Freewheel, starting at $10/month

Cablevision is launching a Wi-Fi-only mobile service to offer customers an alternative to traditional cellular wireless plans, banking on its network of 1.1 million Wi-Fi hotspots to attract customers.

Mobidia: Verizon, Sprint customers use LTE data more than AT&T, T-Mobile subs

U.S. LTE subscribers are using almost twice as much data on average than their 3G counterparts, according to a new report from mobile analytics firm Mobidia. The company's research also found that Verizon Wireless and Sprint subscribers are using more LTE data than customers of AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US.

Cisco study: Wi-Fi hotspots will top 53M by 2018

The escalating number of Wi-Fi hotspots will likely lead to more data traffic being delivered over Wi-Fi networks than wired networks by 2018, according to Cisco's Visual Networking Index, which was released today. The report also predicted that there will be 53 million Wi-Fi hotspots globally by 2018, noting that both cable companies and wireless carriers are extending their reach by employing Wi-Fi hotspot strategies.

Boingo: Carrier deployments of Hotspot 2.0 are still 12-18 months away

Boingo Wireless CEO David Hagan thinks that carrier deployments of Hotspot 2.0 Wi-Fi are still a year to 18 months away, pushing back the timeframe for when moving between mobile networks and Wi-Fi networks will be more seamless.

Boingo inks Wi-Fi offload deal with Verizon, hopes for 'significant revenue' from Hotspot 2.0

BARCELONA, Spain--Wi-Fi network vendor Boingo inked a Wi-Fi offloading agreement with Verizon; Boingo said it now counts Wi-Fi offload agreements with three of the nation's four Tier 1 wireless carriers. Moreover, Boingo said the offloading agreements pave the way for Boingo to generate significant revenues from the deployment of Hotspot 2.0 technology.

Deloitte: Two-thirds of U.S. consumers prefer Wi-Fi over cellular

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. consumers say they most often connect their smartphones to Wi-Fi networks as opposed to a macro cellular network when using the Internet, according to a recent survey by professional services and advisory firm Deloitte.