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Fon: 7 key points that will define the future of Wi-Fi

7 key points that will define the future of Wi-Fi Fon remarks the importance of Wi-Fi as an integrated and customer-centric technology 17 MAY 2017. MADRID, NEW YORK. Since its birth in 1985, the Wi-Fi industry has grown exponentially. Although originally designed to replace Ethernet cables in local computer networks, nowadays Wi-Fi’s use is ubiquitous. [...]

May 17th, 2017|Member Releases|

Syniverse Launches Marketplace to Facilitate Buying and Selling of Wi-Fi

Mobile Marketplace addition to the secure Syniverse platform supports global Wi-Fi ecosystem, including growth of unlicensed spectrum and connectivity TAMPA, Fla. – May 10, 2017 – Today Syniverse announced the launch of Mobile Marketplace on its secure platform to enable service providers and enterprises from around the world to buy and sell Wi-Fi with the click of a button. […]

May 11th, 2017|Member Releases|

Cancer Research UK Harnesses Power of Proximity to Drive Donations on World Cancer Day

UK charity uses Devicescape’s Wi-Fi Beacon network to engage supporters and drive donations at popular locations across the UK London, UK — UK consumers turned to their smartphones to support World Cancer Day 2017, with a proximity engagement campaign run on behalf of Cancer Research UK in early February driving a nine per cent click [...]

May 9th, 2017|Member Releases|

XLN Wi-Fi hits 20,000 Hotspots

Rapid expansion continues to small business customers, building one of the biggest public Wi-Fi networks in the UK London, 9 May 2017 – XLN – the UK’s leading provider of phone, broadband, energy and card processing services to more than 100,000 small businesses – has announced that its Wi-Fi service has passed the new milestone of 20,000 public hotspots in the UK. […]

May 9th, 2017|Member Releases|

Wi-Fi Roaming – from ‘old school’ to ‘new opportunities’

In a data-driven world, mobile workers need high-speed, high-quality Internet connectivity for a host of business tasks, including downloading presentations, sharing large files, and accessing cloud-based applications and Unified Communications tools. And when it comes to getting connected, mobile workers have already shown a clear preference for Wi-Fi over cellular networks, which are more expensive.  [...]

May 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Wireless Broadband Alliance calls for ecosystem collaboration and inputs to standardize Quality of Service on Carrier Wi-Fi

Latest white paper outlines the importance of an industry standards approach to QoS on Carrier Wi-FiLondon, 12 April 2017 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has today published a new white paper outlining the need for standardization and industry collaboration to enable Quality of Service (QoS) on Carrier Wi-Fi. While Carrier Wi-Fi deployments are on the rise, current industry standards disseminate QoS on variety of different standards what do not facilitate the implementation. The WBA’s latest paper unfolds the industry path to support QoS on Wi-Fi networks from end-to-end and potentially other unlicensed spectrum technologies, including an overall architecture, security mechanisms, interfaces (APIs) to improve network performance and therefore the end user perceived quality of experience. […]

April 13th, 2017|WBA releases|

QoS for Successful Converged Networks

1. Background: Whether on cellular or Wi-Fi networks, customers want the best connected experience at the best price. They expect the same quality of service no matter what network they are connected to. Carriers need to respond to that fundamental requirement by implementing consistent quality of service (QoS) mechanisms across various networks in order to [...]

April 13th, 2017|Blog|

More than 60% of global mobile data traffic will be offloaded onto WiFi networks this year

Telco operators should be much more strategic when it comes to incorporating WiFi into their product offering 4 APRIL 2017. MADRID. The increase in mobile data traffic is an unstoppable force and a reality. A sevenfold increase in this growth is expected by 2021, according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI). The exponential expansion of smartphone usage, improvements in network speeds, availability of mobile applications, ever-increasing presence of the Internet of Things (IoT), and the significant consumption of mobile video are the key reasons behind this growth. […]

April 4th, 2017|Member Releases|

Operators outline importance of identity and interoperability in (unlicensed) IoT networks

New WBA report describes why Next Generation Hotspot & Passpoint™ are key enablers for providing identity and authentication and simplifying device provisioning Singapore, 30 March 2017 –The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has today launched a new white paper outlining the key priorities for operators and technology vendors, and the monetization potential for unlicensed technologies for [...]

March 30th, 2017|WBA releases|

The Convergence Towards Spectrum Sharing

Why spectrum sharing? Commercial access and use of spectrum has traditionally been authorized in two ways: either through individual licenses or in accordance with license exempt (unlicensed or ‘commons’) rules. It is believed much of that spectrum is lightly used or even not used. At a time when most observers believe people, organizations and businesses will need vastly more Internet and communications capacity, that is a waste of scarce resources. To move incumbent users to a new frequency band is also a very costly and time consuming proposition. Thus, spectrum sharing offers a cheaper and quicker way to maximize use of scarce resources. Shared spectrum is likely to be used in several ways in the U.S market first to support 4G, and then likely in more-intensive forms as 5G is introduced. […]

March 21st, 2017|Blog|