Posted on 03 April 2014.
Wi-Fi connectivity is the first thing many people look for when they enter a hotel, restaurant or airport waiting area. But many Wi-Fi access points are facing the same challenge that plagues cellular networks: too many people downloading too much data. “We’re starting to see in public spaces, in enterprises, and increasingly in the home, [...]
by Martha DeGrasse Posted in wi-fi, Wireless Network Infrastructure, Wireless Technology
Posted on 28 March 2014.
SAN ANTONIO – Sprint VP of technology Ron Marquardt told an audience at CCA Global Expo 2014 that the carrier’s current CDMA network’s voice delivery is comparable to VoLTE (voice-over-LTE) in terms of spectral efficiency, and that in the near term Sprint is more focused on voice-over-Wi-Fi than on VoLTE. Sprint recently launched a voice-over-Wi-Fi [...]
by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Carriers, LTE, wi-fi
Posted on 26 March 2014.
Gogo Inc. said that its in-flight Wi-Fi service has gone live on the first aircraft in Delta’s long-haul international fleet, available as of yesterday on the route from Los Angeles to Tokyo and Atlanta to Tokyo on a Delta 747-400. It’s the first aircraft equipped with Gogo’s Ku-band satellite service. Gogo is equipping all of [...]
by Kelly Hill Posted in wi-fi
Posted on 20 March 2014.
An estimated 45% of global wireless traffic was offloaded to Wi-Fi hotspots or femtocells last year, according to Cisco, and this amount is projected to increase each year until offloaded traffic surpasses that which stays on the mobile network. Cisco’s VNI projects that by 2017 Wi-Fi will account for 48% of the global IP traffic [...]
by Martha DeGrasse Posted in LTE, wi-fi
Posted on 18 March 2014.
Quantenna Communications, which specializes in Wi-Fi chipsets including 802.11ac, announced recently that it has two new investors. Vivint Wireless has completed a strategic investment in the company, as has NTT Finance, which is part of NTT Group. Other investors in the company include Swisscom and Telefonica. Vivint in based in Utah and provides wireless broadband access [...]
by Kelly Hill Posted in Capital Markets, wi-fi
Posted on 11 March 2014.
Wi-Fi vendor Xirrus is boasting a new 802.11ac access point that it says will bring the new Wi-Fi standard to the mainstream with a price point comparable to the fastest 802.11n APs. Increased competition on price may signal a new phase for the 802.11ac market, which garnered much attention with a flurry of new product [...]
by Kelly Hill Posted in Spectrum, wi-fi
Posted on 04 March 2014.
Bruce Miller, VP of product marketing for Xirrus, spoke with RCR Wireless about trends in the Wi-Fi space, including the impact of HotSpot 2.0 and 802.11ac. Miller said that the cloud will have a multi-faceted impact on Wi-Fi — both in terms of what people and enterprises are accessing via Wi-Fi networks, and the control [...]
by Kelly Hill Posted in wi-fi
Posted on 25 February 2014.
The connectivity burden for frequent travelers is set for some relief as public Wi-Fi services provider Boingo Wireless announced the launch of Hotspot 2.0 networks at 21 airports across the country. The network upgrade includes the addition of Passpoint-enabled features providing “instant access” for customers using Apple devices powered by the IOS 7 operating system. [...]
by Dan Meyer Posted in wi-fi
Posted on 21 February 2014.
Aruba Networks, Inc. posted record revenue of $176.4 million in its most recent quarter, up 14% from the same period last year and up 10% sequentially. The company performed better than the top range of its guidance. Its net loss also widened, growing from $10.7 million from $5 million a year ago. Dominic Orr, Aruba’s [...]
by Kelly Hill Posted in Quarterly Earnings, wi-fi
Posted on 17 February 2014.
Aerohive Networks, which provides controller-less, cloud-based Wi-Fi, has filed for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The proposed number of shares and the price range have not been determined yet. Aerohive provides hardware that includes access points, routers, gateways and switches, all managed by its cloud-based management platform. The company is positioning [...]
by Kelly Hill Posted in Infrastructure, Networks, wi-fi