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Broadcom Launches First "5G WiFi" Hotspot with SK Telekom

April 3, 2013 10:32 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Broadcom continues its push to support 5G WiFi with the announcement today of a router that supports the technology. According to a press release, Broadcom has made the 5G WiFi hotspot available through SK Telecom. Based on the, 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard...

FCC Moves to Open More Unlicensed Spectrum

February 20, 2013 5:24 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The FCC today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to make more unlicensed spectrum available for robust public Wi-Fi networks. According to a press release, the commission today proposed to make up to 195 megahertz of additional spectrum in the 5 GHz band...

FCC to Move on Better Wi-Fi

January 10, 2013 10:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The FCC is pursuing a plan to open a nationwide swath of unlicensed spectrum specifically for the deployment of "Gigabit" Wi-Fi technology in major hubs, such as airports and convention centers. The plan increase the capacity and speed of Wi-Fi networks in public spaces...


WiGig, Wi-Fi Alliances Join Forces

January 3, 2013 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Wi-Fi Alliance and the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance announced today that they will merge the two entities into one organziation that will operate under the Wi-Fi Alliance. The Wi-Fi Alliance and WiGig Alliance have been collaborating for over two years on the WiGig Alliance's work to develop...

Are HetNets the Answer?

July 31, 2012 11:49 am | by Elliot Drucker | Articles | Comments

Integration of small cells into the “macro” network could be more effective than even Wi-Fi offload in solving the problem of data traffic outstripping increases in available spectrum.

Wi-Fi Offload Rising Amid Soaring Data Traffic

July 23, 2012 11:39 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

How important is Wi-Fi offload to solving the capacity crunch? Extremely important, if new numbers from iGR are any indication.

Marvell, Wilocity Partner on Tri-Band Wi-Fi

July 23, 2012 7:47 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

 Marvell and Wilocity today announced a new partnership to bring tri-band Wi-Fi solutions enabled with 802.11ad to market. 

Cisco Preps Next-Gen Wi-Fi Hotspots

February 28, 2012 11:36 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Cisco took aim at the burgeoning small cell market today with a new generation of hotspots that will bring a cellular-type roaming experience to Wi-Fi.


ALU Introduces Wi-Fi Solution

February 14, 2012 7:00 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Over at Alcatel-Lucent, they're feeling the love for Wi-Fi, which might not have been the case some years back.

Stoke Ups Ante on Wi-Fi Offload

February 9, 2012 7:02 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Mobile broadband startup Stoke has come out with a new network gateway designed to make it easier for operators to dump network-clogging data traffic...

Cisco Introduces Faster Access Point

January 31, 2012 6:51 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Cisco used its Cisco Live! event in London today to introduce what it calls the fastest Wi-Fi access point on the market...

Alliance: Super Wi-Fi an 'Inaccurate Moniker'

January 30, 2012 6:54 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Last week, the city of Wilmington, N.C., went live with technology that allowed it to run video surveillance, water monitoring modules and limited broadband service...

Frontier to Resell AT & T Wireless Service

November 17, 2011 7:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Frontier Communications yesterday announced an agreement that will offer Frontier customers a broad assortment of AT&T smartphones and access to its mobile broadband network.


Review: iCloud 'Just Works' for Songs, So Far

October 20, 2011 8:40 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | Articles | Comments

Syncing music from your iPhone or iPad across computers has got to be one of the least enjoyable experiences in Apple's computing ecosystem.

AT & T Ups Ante on Android Wi-Fi Offload

October 3, 2011 7:58 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T has stepped up its efforts to offload traffic from data-hungry Android smartphones onto Wi-Fi networks.

No Ordinary Wi-Fi: Why the Network Matters for Mobile Data Offloading

September 27, 2011 12:53 pm | by Torbjorn Ward, Aptilo Networks | Articles | Comments

Many mobile operators are currently looking to build their own Wi-Fi footprint to handle the urgent need for more mobile data capacity. Their goal is to have subscribers automatically move over from the 3G network to Wi-Fi whenever it is in range.

TruConnect Takes a Shot at the MVNO Business

September 18, 2011 8:12 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

This week marks the official commercial launch of TruConnect Mobile, a data-only MVNO running on Sprint's 3G network.

Need E-Mail on the North Pole? Check Out Iridium's Hotspot

September 8, 2011 8:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

If you've ever stood at the North Pole and wished you could check your BlackBerry, you might want to look into Iridium Communications' latest product.

HD Video Over Wi-Fi: It's a Question of Quality

August 11, 2011 10:50 am | by Lior Weiss, Celeno Communications | Articles | Comments

While applications such as Web browsing and e-mail can operate effectively using traditional Wi-Fi solutions, video and multimedia streaming applications place greater demands on a home network because they have unique requirements.

Can Wi-Fi Deliver a Cellular Experience?

June 13, 2011 6:39 pm | by Steve Shaw, Kineto Wireless | Articles | Comments

With an estimated 200 million access points deployed in homes, offices and public locations worldwide, Wi-Fi is the in-building wireless technology of choice.

Managed Wi-Fi and Wired Internet White Paper

May 19, 2011 12:09 pm | by Spot On Networks | White Papers

SON Networks is a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) as well as a Wired Internet Service Provider (ISP) providing managed internet solutions in medium to large Multifamily properties, hotels and commercial common areas. As such SON provides very cost effective, secure, branded, highspeed Wireless and Wired Internet access, and managed telecommunications services to residents, guests and staff alike. Headquartered in New Haven, CT, SON manages and actively monitors its 500+ networks deployed throughout the United States. Through its relationships with specially trained certified technicians throughout the United States, SON is able to address any onsite network service issues quickly and effectively. This arrangement also allows SON to have the ability to deploy in any new market in the United States that it chooses to enter. By building and deploying technologically superior internet networks, SON is able to address most network related issues remotely from its Headquarters. SON prides itself on its world class customer service which has consistently been rated by its customers higher than 4.5 on a scale of 1-5. Our superior service to our customers is evidenced by the testimonials at the end of this document.

Google Verifies Android Security Flaw

May 19, 2011 8:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Google has confirmed reports from German researchers of a defect in its Android operating system that allows hackers...

Motorola, BelAir Networks Partner on Cable Wi-Fi

May 3, 2011 8:30 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility today announced an agreement with BelAir Networks to deliver its Wi-Fi portfolio to cable operators worldwide.

Motorola Announces Availability for Xoom Wi-Fi Edition

March 16, 2011 8:23 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility Holdings today announced the upcoming availability for the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi edition on March 27.

Wi-Fi: The Other Small Cell

February 1, 2011 2:40 pm | by Bernard Herscovich, BelAir Networks | Articles | Comments

In this article, I'll recap the latest Wi-Fi news of interest to mobile carriers, then look at the role that the technology is playing in mobile carrier networks, and the impact this is having on the development of Wi-Fi features and capabilities.

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