Topic: Public Wi-Fi Networks
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.