From the high seas to underground tunnels, Royal Caribbean wants to make sure people get their Wi-Fi. The cruise line partnered with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York to bring free Wi-Fi to underground subway platforms in Manhattan and Queens.
The short-seller activist investor who declared war on Globalstar is not backing down, releasing yet another scathing report against the company. In its latest salvo, hedge fund Kerrisdale Capital released a report saying it conducted tests using an independent firm, Allion Engineering Services--the same firm that Comcast uses to test its Wi-Fi--and found the test results that Globalstar filed with the FCC in June 2013 "do not reflect real-world tests."
Mimosa Networks, the Campbell, Calif., startup that wrapped a $20 million funding round in May and released its first product in August, is now ready to deliver on its second product release: devices that will enable ISPs to get wireless broadband signals into consumers' homes.
Samsung Electronics says it has developed a 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology capable of bridging the gap between theoretical and actual Wi-Fi speeds.
Samsung Electronics said it has developed Wi-Fi technology using the 60 GHz WiGig standard that can transmit data at 4.6 Gbps. That is around five times faster than existing peak 802.11ac Wi-Fi speeds of around 866 Mbps.
Mobile satellite firm Globalstar is taking an activist investor to task for claiming that the company's wireless spectrum is worthless. Kerrisdale Capital, a short-seller that would benefit from a drop in the company's stock price, said earlier this week that Globalstar's spectrum, which is in the upper 2.4 GHz band, is not valuable because there is already a glut of Wi-Fi spectrum in the U.S.
Ofcom said the UK remains at the forefront of TV white space technology developments in Europe, as it revealed Google is the latest big-name company to join a series of trials of the unlicensed spectrum.
AT&T, Accuris Networks and BSG Wireless are bringing the new AT&T Wi-Fi Hub to market, making it possible for wireless operators to deliver turnkey Wi-Fi roaming services to their customers.
Major League Baseball wants every stadium to have Wi-Fi by opening day of the 2015 season--but maybe not for the usual reasons. In a twist to the traditional model, the league says it really wants to provide Wi-Fi to its customers so they can do the marketing for them.
The Wi-Fi Alliance is hoping to give Wi-Fi-only service providers a boost by including a number of new features into its Passpoint certification program.