Qualcomm's recently announced push to see LTE services deployed on unlicensed spectrum raises lots of questions, chief of which is how this might impact the carrier Wi-Fi market.
The wireless local area network market experienced a year-over-year expansion of 10 percent during the recently ended third quarter, with 802.11ac Wi-Fi shipments for the enterprise playing a big factor, according to a fresh study from Dell'Oro Group.
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. consumers say they most often connect their smartphones to Wi-Fi networks as opposed to a macro cellular network when using the Internet, according to a recent survey by professional services and advisory firm Deloitte.
Comcast engineers are exploring how to eliminate wireless broadband "dead zones" by boosting the signals of Wi-Fi transmitters and connecting to 4G networks in areas that can't be reached by Wi-Fi, and even using data culled from social networks, emails and phone calls to determine where its subscribers will need access to the Internet, according to a patent application published today.
Qualcomm is interested in exploring the possibility of deploying LTE services on unlicensed spectrum, according to CEO Paul Jacobs.
New roaming technology as well as the deployment of more hotspots and small cells will lead carriers to increasingly turn to Wi-Fi offloading for data capacity in the years ahead, according to a new survey from the Wireless Broadband Alliance.
Cox Communications said Thursday that it has expanded the number of Wi-Fi hotspots subscribers can access through the Cable WiFi consortium to 200,000.
Wi-Fi is increasingly being used as the connection link for the Internet of Things, and a new company, ConnectSense, is basing its sensor business on a combination that includes Wi-Fi and a cloud-based infrastructure.
The city of Santa Clara, Calif., has achieved a municipal Wi-Fi hit, as the free public Wi-Fi service riding on smart grid technology installed by the city's municipal electric utility is regularly exceeding 6,000 active users during peak periods.
Comcast needs the FCC to open up the 5 GHz spectrum band to power next-generation Wi-Fi services that could allow it to deliver wireless broadband at speeds of up to 1 Gbps, SVP of Business Development Tom Nagel testified at a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Wednesday.