IPass announced a new resale deal with Devicescape that the company said will allow it to create the world's "largest commercial Wi-Fi network" that includes around 50 million hotspots. The agreement more than doubles the number of global hotspots available through iPass' aggregated Wi-Fi network.
Security on publicly available Wi-Fi is, or should be, a concern for many consumers. Now Devicescape, which helps service providers integrate Wi-Fi and cellular together, is trying to remove some of the complexity around security.
Momentum for Wi-Fi calling among wireless operators continues to build, and it's making players in the Wi-Fi market more bullish than ever.
Apple's decision to support Wi-Fi calling as well as voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus represents a bellwether for the wireless industry given the iPhone's high profile worldwide, say industry executives.
Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser said that while the company, a key provider of a virtualized carrier Wi-Fi network, is in favor of the Hotspot 2.0 standard, that is only an interim solution and more technology is needed to deliver greater value to carriers from Wi-Fi networks.
Devicescape, provider of a virtualized carrier Wi-Fi network, aims to attract telecom operators with a major overhaul to its Wi-Fi service platform that includes a new suite of access, engagement and insight services.
Wi-Fi offload company Devicescape struck partnerships with the Competitive Carriers Association as well as with Leap Wireless' Cricket unit.
Regional carrier C Spire Wireless is deploying Devicescape's Wi-Fi Curator Service, which is designed to help operators lift incremental Wi-Fi offload rates and improve their customers' communications experience.
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.
Devicescape said its Wi-Fi offload service will be used by MVNO Flash Wireless to help manage data costs and maintain competitive data pricing.