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NPD: 66% of U.S. mobile broadband connections by end of 2015 will be tablets

Tablets are expected to make up a large majority of all mobile broadband connections in the U.S. over the next two years, according to a new report from the NPD Group.

GSA: Number of new LTE devices rises 90% to reach 1,563

Over the past year some 154 manufacturers have announced 1,563 LTE-enabled user devices including operator and frequency variants, according to a latest update from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).

Comcast neighborhood Xfinity hotspots spark attention from subscribers, media

With Comcast expanding the rollout of new Wi-Fi gateways that contain a second antenna designed to power neighborhood hotspots, the MSO is generating more publicity in both local and national media outlets. Some of those reports include feedback from subscribers who say they aren't thrilled with the idea of a device in their home being used by their neighbors.

Comcast hitting Wi-Fi accelerator as hotspot count nears 1M

Comcast is approaching the milestone of 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots that its Xfinity customers can access, including hotspots in public areas and new neighborhood hotspots powered by wireless gateways Comcast is installing in subscriber homes.

Some Comcast Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots are free for all during Sochi's Winter Olympics

Cable operator Comcast is opening "tens of thousands" of its Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots in high-traffic locations to non-subscribers during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Comcast opens Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots to non-subscribers during Sochi Olympics

Comcast said Tuesday that it'll offer customers of broadband rivals free access to its Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots in high-traffic locations during NBCUniversal's coverage of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Paolini: The future – and the present – of HetNets

"We have been talking about small cells for a long time now, but when are operators going to deploy them for real?" is a question I often get. True, I also used to get the same question about Wi-Fi hotspots, and, even though it was a somewhat slow process, today every smartphone has Wi-Fi and can find some way to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Turning home Wi-Fi into community hotspots: the ins and outs of a new trend

The trend toward providing public Wi-Fi access from residential gateways for offloading and hotspot services is catching on. While I understand the sense in taking the gobs of unused broadband bandwidth being delivered to private residences and making it available for widespread use, I nonetheless see some issues that could impact this trend's broad adoption in the United States.

Gowex's shared Wi-Fi hotspot model employs social networking, advertising

Madrid-based Gowex, which offers free municipal Wi-Fi service in some 80 cities worldwide, launched what it is calling a new social Wi-Fi network in New York City, which the company hopes will lead to more partnerships with mobile and fixed broadband providers.

Comcast exec: Cable operators may deploy 500,000 Wi-Fi hotspots

It is no secret that U.S. cable TV operators are  jumping into Wi-Fi big time, and one industry executive is predicting they could collectively deploy and run half a million Wi-Fi hotspots in the near future.