Telcos risk losing out to retailers on a predicted 500 percent growth in Europe’s hotspot market as non-telco brands drive new monetisation models for Wi-Fi connectivity.
The envelope tracking (ET) market is set to exceed four billion units per year by 2018, fuelled by inclusion of the technology on 4G LTE smartphones and new Wi-Fi standards.
Proximus is bringing new features to its Wi-Fi network in Belgium, allowing users automatic access based on their SIM card.
Passpoint 2.0 will grow during the next 12 months as operators move from trialling the technology to deployments and more roaming agreements are signed, the head of the Wi-Fi Alliance has claimed.
Qualcomm Atheros has extended its range of 802.11ac 2.0 multi-user multi-input/multi-output (Mu-Mimo) Wi-Fi products by launching a new chipset that extends connectivity to the likes of notebooks, TVs and other consumer electronics.
Samsung is developing 60GHz Wi-Fi technology, which it said will deliver speeds 10 times as quick as existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz technologies.
AT&T, Accuris Networks and BSG Wireless plan to launch a Wi-Fi hub for global operators that enables turnkey roaming services for customers.
Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced new features to its HotSpot 2.0 Passpoint system as more providers look to adopt “Wi-Fi first” business models.
White space technology could be rolled out across the UK as early as next year, with regulator Ofcom revealing there are seven trials taking place involving the likes of Google and Microsoft.
BT is focusing on launching its consumer 4G LTE network using its MVNO with EE, after reports the operator is experiencing issues with the handover between cellular and Wi-Fi.
The global Wi-Fi customer premises equipment (CPE) market is set to grow by 11 eleven percent this year, according to new research.
Gogo has partnered with Virgin Atlantic to offer customers high-speed in-flight internet using 2Ku satellite-based technology.
EE's forthcoming VoWi-Fi service could face delays after the operator admitted the service "isn't working well enough" in trials, due to the complexity of the technologies involved.
Ericsson has launched a "tablet-sized" indoor small cell with carrier aggregation, featuring double capacity and the ability to deliver LTE speeds of up to 300Mbps.
iPass has expanded its Wi-Fi network to 13 million community hotspots, driven by the rapid growth of home hubs, community hotspots and proliferation of Wi-Fi-only devices, the company has announced.
Virgin Mobile customers in the UK will soon be able to connect to Arqiva's Wi-Fi network after the two companies entered a four-year deal.
Mobile and fixed IP convergence systems supplier Taqua has acquired VoWIFI developer Kineto Wireless.
Two new reports have shed light on Wi-Fi usage in the UK that show it is rising faster than cellular, despite reports from EE that 4G LTE is the preferred choice of the two.
Wi-Fi vendor Bluepod Media has set up trial Wi-Fi networks on two London buses, with the city's transport operator hoping to roll it out across the entire fleet.
Cisco has built a Hotspot 2.0 network for Orange Romania, allowing the country's biggest operator to offload 3G and 4G traffic in high demand areas onto Wi-Fi.
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