More than half of all operators are planning to introduce carrier-grade Wi-Fi by 2020, with deployments slated to support IoT and smart cities, research from the Wireless Broadband Alliance has found.
Hotspot 2.0 adoption remains slow as operators lack the ability to generate new revenue from the technology, a new report has claimed.
Consumers will demand Wi-Fi calling as an integral part of their mobile plan, driven by Apple's adoption of the technology and the continued importance of voice, a new report has claimed.
Mobile operators stand to miss out on $18 billion (€16 billion) by failing to properly manage their Wi-Fi assets, a new study has claimed.
Handover between Wi-Fi and cellular networks remains problematic amid the growing rollout of Wi-Fi calling and debate over LTE-U, a forum has heard.
Ericsson has broadened the reach of its Wi-Fi calling solution to support connected devices such as tablets and laptops, as well as smartphones.
Boeing aircraft could boast in-flight Wi-Fi speeds of up to 10 times that of rival providers after it signed a deal with mobile broadband company ViaSat.
BT's SmartTalk voice app has passed one million downloads through Google Play and Apple's iOS store.
Swisscom is touting what it labels an “Advanced Calling” service after introducing the ability to place calls over Wi-Fi.
Google has furthered its march into consumers’ homes after launching its own router, which it claims offers better performance and is easier to manage than traditional devices.
O2 Germany has launched a new Wi-Fi calling app based on the GSMA’s Rich Communications Service (RCS) platform, joyn.
Wi-Fi carrier iPass has extended its reach to 50 million global hotspots following a tie-up with wireless software company Devicescape.
The number of installed Wi-Fi access points could approach 400 million by 2019 thanks to the emergence of voice over Wi-FI and Hotspot technologies.
Wi-Fi calling providers need to solve battery drain and inconsistent quality of experience if they are to meet strong consumer appetite for the technology, new research from Ericsson has claimed.
Orange has brought Wi-Fi calling functionality to its Libon app in the UK.
Juniper Networks and Ruckus Wireless have formed an alliance to deliver carrier-grade wireless networking products for mid to large size enterprises.
Global Wi-Fi provider Fon has revealed that it now provides more that 15 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, after adding more than three million in the last year alone.
Wi-Fi and mobile devices have been identified as primary drivers of a predicted threefold growth in IP traffic between now and 2019, when numbers are expected to hit two zettabytes (2,000,000,000,000 gigabytes).
Increasing deployments of VoLTE and VoWi-Fi have led the VoIP and IP multimedia subsystem equipment markets to grow by more than a quarter during the past 12 months.
The volume of data traffic generated by smartphones, tablets and feature phones will hit nearly 197,000 petabytes (PB) - approximately 197 billion gigabytes - by the end of the decade, according to new forecasts.
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