Upgraded Neutral Host Network Will Enhance Fan Experience at Home of the NBA’s Utah Jazz
LOS ANGELES and SALT LAKE CITY – April 14, 2014 – Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves consumers, carriers and advertisers worldwide, today announced that the company has been selected as exclusive neutral host Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and small cell provider for EnergySolutions Arena, home of the NBA’s Utah Jazz basketball team and more than 100 sports and entertainment events each year.
Source: Telecompaper Europe – 25 Mars 2014
Orange Romania announced its Wi-Fi network is now compatible with Passpoint technology which is making its debut in Romania. The operator said its Wi-Fi network is one of the few networks in Europe to be compatible with Passpoint, a technology that enables end-users to be authenticated automatically without the need;for names or passwords. In addition, this technology ensures a high degree of information security.
Customers who have mobile devices compatible with this technology will connect automatically and securely to any of the operator’s hotspots if they select SSID Orange Mobile Wi-Fi. Customers who do not have devices compatible with Passpoint but which support the EAP-SIM/AKA protocol will be able to connect if they manually select this type of authentication when trying to connect for the first time to the Wi-Fi network. Thereafter, they will connect automatically. Any mobile telephony user in the country, regardless of the network they are using, can connect at no extra cost to any of Orange Romania’s Wi-Fi hotspots for a maximum of two hours. The authentication is made through a portal and the password is received via SMS. Orange customers have unlimited access to the Wi-Fi hotspots through Passpoint technology.
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Heavy Reading in conjunction with Wireless 20/20 examine the financial impact of using a marketplace such as BandwidthX.
Today, Heavy Reading released a white paper that takes a data driven look at the value of Wi-Fi commerce. In the white paper entitled, “Value of Dark Wi-Fi: Financial Impact of a Wi-Fi Offload Market Solution”, Heavy Reading together with Wireless 20/20, an independent research and consulting company, analyze key findings from the Wireless 20/20 WiROI model. The paper demonstrates the financial impact to both MNOs and ISPs of being able to buy and sell on-demand Wi-Fi capacity using a marketplace such as provided by BandwidthX – the operator of a cloud-based market that enables Mobile Operators to buy unused Wi-Fi capacity from ISPs.
On behalf of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all the sponsors, exhibitors and participants of our incredibly successful Carrier Wi-Fi Summit at MWC this week. This was the first time we have carried out an event of this scale and we have you to thank for helping us to make this the huge success that it was.
Thursday heralded Day 2 of the WBA‘s Carrier Wi-Fi Summit presentation program that was attended over 250 visitors! The Alliance’s Chairman JR Wilson delivered the opening address where he gave an update on the progress that has been made with NGH. The technology is now a commercial reality with hotspots being deployed by the likes of KT, China Mobile and Boingo, as well as the NGH Live Experience happening at the event.
Alex Sinclair, the CTO of the GSMA, followed this by giving an overview of the work the GSMA and WBA have been doing together since 2011. He also delved in to the topic of a ‘Connected Society’ and what is needed to make this commonplace. The economic and social benefits of a connected society are clear and Wi-Fi, as well as cellular, are key enablers of this.
We have made it to Day 3 of Mobile World Congress and the launch of the WBA’s Carrier Wi-Fi Summit presentation program which had an impressive 300 attendees! This was kicked off by the WBA’s Chairman JR Wilson (AT&T Mobility), who’s opening address focused on transforming the connected world with Next Generation Wi-Fi. This was followed by Dr. Reza Jafari, Chairman & CEO of e-Development International, who discussed the evolving role of Wi-Fi for operators.
Another great day at the at the Carrier Wi-Fi Summit kicked off with Steve Hratko from Ruckus Wireless speaking about Indoor Location and Managed WLAN Services in Hall 8.0 of the Fira.
On day one at MWC 2014, the WBA kicked off its very first Carrier Wi-Fi Summit in Hall 8.0 of the Fira. The day began with a workshop program that had over 150 attendees! It was opened by Elitecore who posed the question: ‘what is Next In Carrier Wi-Fi: Monetization and upcoming trends in SP Wi-Fi?’
In workshop’s held during the Carrier Wi-Fi Summit at Mobile World Congress, Birdstep unveiled Experience Continuity and its role as the OTT differentiator for Telecos, MSO’s, OEMs and MVNOs.
Turkish Airlines passengers will be able to access the internet on the sky with TTNET Wifi Fly as from April.
A partnership agreement was concluded yesterday between Turkish Airlines and TTNET in a ceremony hosted by Turkish Airlines at Turkish Airlines’ Headquarters with the participations of Chairman of the Board at Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) Tayfun Acarer, Turkish Airlines’ General Manager Assoc. Prof. Temel Kotil and TTNET’ General Manager Abdullah Orkun Kaya. TTNET became the internet service provider for WiFi services on Turkish Airlines’ fleet (on the aircrafts equipped with internet access) and a brand partner of Turkish Airlines with this agreement.