While the competition is mulling ways to take customers away from WLAN vendor Aruba Networks as it gets combined with HP, Aruba is preparing its customers for what it calls better days ahead.
It didn't take long for Aruba Networks' competitors to seize on the company's acquisition by HP, letting the world know that they will take advantage of the situation and do their best to steal market share where they can.
While the FCC is cracking down hard on Wi-Fi blocking and blasting Marriott International's request to do just that, the FCC so far hasn't addressed other questions that Marriott and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) put forth in their petition last year.
The increasing appetite for Carrier Wi-Fi solutions will result in revenues growing to nearly $8 billion (€6.4 billion) by 2019. Asia-Pacific is the top region in [terms of the] number of installed Wi-Fi hotspots while Europe and North America continue to grow their networks through the use of community hotspots.
Support for HotSpot 2.0 Release 2 is gathering momentum as more vendors and service providers are expected to roll out the technology.
Google is working with Ruckus Wireless to create a large-scale, cloud-based Wi-Fi network for enterprises, according to a GigaOM report, which cited an unnamed source.
Aerohive Networks, which markets managed Wi-Fi service to enterprises, attracted $75 million for its initial public offering last Friday. Eight-year-old Aerohive sold 7.5 million shares for $10 apiece, which put the company's total valuation at $436 million.
Mobile operators should be rolling out public Wi-Fi access points in order to secure locations for current offloading operations as well as for future placement of equipment such as small cells, and one way to build up an inventory of locations is to offer venue owners Wi-Fi as a service (Waas), said Selina Lo, CEO of Ruckus Wireless.
With the NFL failing to hit its goal of installing Wi-Fi access points in all stadiums by kickoff of the 2013-14 season, the league says it is searching for a telecom partner that can help it meet demand from fans who want to use smartphones and tablets while attending a game.
Time Warner Cable said it will deploy up to 10,000 Wi-Fi access points in New York City by the end 2013, using gear from Cisco and Ruckus Wireless.