The FCC is trying to give a little more love to unlicensed spectrum and make sure future devices in TV white spaces work as well as they should.
Pro-democracy protests are making FireChat a household name among dissidents in Hong Kong, many of whom have been downloading and using the network-free communications app from San Francisco-based Open Garden.
LTE Multicast (also known as LTE Broadcast) is getting lots of attention from vendors and mobile operators for its ability to deliver live multimedia to smartphones and tablets being used by concentrated groups of people, such as those attending a sporting event or concert. A complementary technology, Wi-Fi Multicast, has already been deployed by venue owners. FierceWirelessTech explores how these two different technologies can work together here.
One of the more intriguing demos during CTIA's Super Mobility Week event in early September was at the Ericsson booth, where the vendor installed a row of stadium seating that let folks relax for a bit and watch multiple screens full of multicast sports content. The demo highlighted the types of offerings that are possible with not just LTE Multicast--a technology that is on lots of operators' minds--but Wi-Fi Multicast as well.
Mobile operators offloading their data traffic to Wi-Fi need the latest and greatest testing and monitoring solutions to ensure the Wi-Fi networks being used meet carrier-grade quality requirements, and that will drive continued growth in the market for Wi-Fi test equipment, according to a new study from Frost & Sullivan.
In honor of National Coffee Day (yes, there is such a thing), wefi released analytics regarding Wi-Fi connectivity trends at coffee chains such as Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Tully's Coffee and Panera.
Google and Microsoft are keeping up the pressure as they lobby the FCC to include technical rules enabling the use of unlicensed devices in the 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum that will be auctioned next year.
Four years after acknowledging that it mistakenly gathered payload data from open Wi-Fi networks at the same time it collected publicly broadcast SSID information and MAC addresses for use in future geolocation services, Google still faces a lawsuit filed in federal court regarding its alleged collection of personal information.
U.S. cable operators are expected to deploy some 10 million Wi-Fi hotspots by early 2015, according to analysts at Heavy Reading. The forecast was released in Denver during the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) convention.
Accuris Networks attracted a $15 million equity funding round and hired as its new CEO wireless industry veteran Jeff Brown, who was most recently CEO and president of Kineto Wireless.