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Smarter Wi-Fi for Smartphones

January 24, 2011 3:28 pm | by Steve Shaw, Kineto Wireless | Articles | Comments

Just a few years ago, Wi-Fi was viewed skeptically by many in mobile. 3G networks were positioned as ready and waiting for what has now become the smartphone revolution. Wi-Fi was only available in a handful of devices...

Boingo Files for $75M IPO

January 17, 2011 6:58 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Wi-Fi hot spot company Boingo Wireless is planning to go public, according to documents filed Friday with the SEC.

Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab On Its Way

January 6, 2011 7:17 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Samsung said a Wi-Fi only version of its Galaxy Tab would be coming, and now it's here. Sort of. In Las Vegas.


Up Front - Yes Virginia, It’s Amazing

November 24, 2010 11:36 am | by Monica Alleven, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

As I think about the past year and what the wireless industry is facing in the coming year, I’m reminded of something comedian Louis C.K. said on Conan O’Brien’s “other” show back in February 2009. Google these words and you’ll find it on YouTube: “Everything’s amazing, and nobody’s happy.”

T-Mobile to Offer Wi-Fi Calling for Android

October 6, 2010 8:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA today announced built-in Wi-Fi calling for a variety of Android-powered smartphones...

FCC Opens White Spaces Spectrum

September 23, 2010 8:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The FCC paved the way to the deployment of high-speed Wi-Fi at its open meeting today by unanimously approving an order to open unused television spectrum...

Intel to Buy Infineon's Wireless Chip Business

August 30, 2010 7:59 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Intel says it is buying Infineon's wireless chip business for $1.4 billion in a deal that will strengthen the chip-maker's presence...

Amazon Launches New Kindle Devices

July 29, 2010 8:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Amazon launched a new version of it Kindle reading device, as well as a $139 Wi-Fi only version.


Q & A: Netsnapper's Ed Kress Talks Backhaul, Wi-Fi, 4G

July 29, 2010 8:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Wireless Week caught up with Kress for a chat on what he sees as some of the bigger challenges for networks going forward, as well as a look at some possible solutions.

Review: Hulu Plus Takes Television to Your Pocket

July 29, 2010 8:01 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Hulu, the popular website with TV shows, now comes as a subscription-based application for iPhones and iPads.

Is All Wi-Fi Offload the Same?

July 11, 2010 4:05 pm | by Steve Shaw, Kineto | Articles | Comments

Much has been written lately on the mobile operator's need to address the increasing demand for data services, particularly from smartphone users.  It's clear that the market for mobile phones is bifurcating into feature phones and smartphones.

Devicescape Benefits from 3G Congestion

June 22, 2010 8:14 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

With data consumption rapidly soaring toward epic proportions, carriers are looking for ways to get traffic off their cellular networks.

Wi-Fi Nook Rattles eReader Market

June 21, 2010 8:10 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Barnes & Noble today fired up competition in the eReader market with the introduction of a $149 Wi-Fi-only Nook eReader.


AT & T Offers Times Square Wi-Fi

May 25, 2010 7:50 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T today announced the launch of an AT&T Wi-Fi "hotzone" in New York City's Times Square.

WeFi Connects with Android

May 11, 2010 12:56 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

Banned from the official iPhone application store, one company is finding more favor with Android.

Borders' $150 Kobo Lacks 3G, Wi-Fi

May 10, 2010 8:22 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Borders' new Kobo eReader became available for pre-order today in a move to undercut Amazon's Kindle as the dominant eReading device.

Cisco's New Access Points Promise Cleaner Air

April 27, 2010 8:35 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Cisco is offering new access points with CleanAir technology so that companies can track down and ferret out interference to make their Wi-Fi networks perform better.

AT & T: Wi-Fi Use Quintuples

April 23, 2010 8:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T says 53.1 million connections were made to its Wi-Fi network in the first quarter, a five-fold increase over last year.

B & N Nook Gets Apps, Enhancements

April 23, 2010 8:03 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Barnes & Noble today announced enhancements to its Nook eReader that will come via a software update.

Boingo To Sell Wi-Fi through iTunes

March 29, 2010 7:51 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Boingo Wireless wants in on the iPad in a big way. The Wi-Fi provider today announced a new application designed for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad users...

Time Warner Offers Free Wi-Fi to NYC Customers

March 26, 2010 8:03 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable's New York City region has introduced Time Warner Cable Wi-Fi service.

IEEE Celebrates 30th Anniversary

March 9, 2010 6:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee (LMSC) today celebrates its 30th anniversary...

China Unicom Says Wi-Fi Coming for iPhone

March 8, 2010 6:58 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

China Unicom CEO Chang Xiaobing today told reporters at the National People's Congress that his company is working with Apple to bring a Wi-Fi enabled iPhone to China.

AT & T: iPad Driven by Wi-Fi, Not 3G

March 3, 2010 7:15 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Apple's iPad will be driven by Wi-Fi, not 3G wireless connectivity, said AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson at a Morgan Stanley conference in San Francisco yesterday.

Femtocell vs. Wi-Fi for Data Offloading & Indoor Coverage

February 24, 2010 12:41 pm | by Shimon Scherzer, WeFi | Articles | Comments

As mobile data services and applications continue to increase and mobile Internet use grows with the rise in smartphone sales, operators are struggling to provide enough bandwidth to meet the demand for both voice and data services.

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