Timed to coincide with the holiday travel season, Boingo Wireless and Time Warner Cable (TWC) announced that Passpoint roaming is now available to their subscribers in the first such reciprocal Passpoint roaming of its kind.
Swedish start-up Anyfi Networks says its Wi-Fi architecture is very much inspired by software-defined networking principles. The company announced this week the general availability of its Carrier Wi-Fi System.
It looks as though T-Mobile US will be one of the first carriers using License Assisted Access (LAA) in the 5 GHz spectrum band, possibly as early as next year.
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.
Gogo likely will make deals with other wireless carriers or companies to make texting and other capabilities available onboard airplanes, similar to what it's doing with T-Mobile US, Gogo's president and CEO said during an investor conference Monday.
While it's mind boggling in this day and age that cities need to go through so many hoops to build their own broadband networks, it's encouraging to see what's being done in the area of municipal Wi-Fi.
New research exploring the transition from "best-effort" to "carrier-grade" Wi-Fi networks shows that service providers realize that "best effort" Wi-Fi is becoming less profitable and that new revenue streams can only be built once a higher quality of experience (QoE) is assured.
There continues to be an increasing shift in attitude toward Wi-Fi, according to survey results published by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) this week. In fact, the largest figure ever seen in an annual survey--56.7 percent--said they were more confident about investing in public Wi-Fi than they had been a year ago.
A group of engineers at the University of Texas in Austin is claiming to have solved one of the most significant limitations on cellular broadband performance.
The Marriott hotel chain may have agreed in October to pay $600,000 to settle an FCC claim, but that isn't the end. Some major hotel and real estate operations, including Marriott, want the FCC to clarify how Wi-Fi operators can manage their networks, reports Multichannel News.