Topic: Public Wi-Fi Networks
AT&T has expanded its roaming agreement with Boingo Wireless to include more than 80 venues.
Qualcomm Technologies will be applying the industry’s newest Wi-Fi security protections across its portfolio.
The City Wi-Fi Roaming project was so successful last year that organizers are running it for a second year and adding more cities.
This was the year that FirstNet finally got off the ground (congrats to AT&T for winning the contract), and that created a buzz at IWCE that was palpable.
Engineers at Project Loon plan to send small teams of balloons to form a cluster over specific regions where people need internet, reducing operation costs.
CCS Insight warned that European Commission (EC) proposals to deploy municipal Wi-Fi networks could be bad news for mobile operators.
Virgin Media is significantly beefing up its outdoor Wi-Fi coverage in the UK by buying the hotspot business of wireless infrastructure firm Arqiva.
The move will enable Nexus users around the world to avoid data charges by accessing a vast network of hotspots.
T-Mobile customers in Singapore will be able to access that country’s public Wi-Fi network via a SIM-login test.
It is no secret that cable operators in the United States and elsewhere are rapidly deploying millions of private and public Wi-Fi hotspots. Though cable MSO executives often contend the primary reason for their interest in Wi-Fi is to keep their customers satisfied, many industry observers suggest there is an even bigger plan that could impact traditional cellular operators and potentially alter the overall wireless industry landscape. FierceWirelessTech has talked to a number of experts to nail down the top five motivators for cable companies to become Wi-Fi providers.