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Reader Forum: Does carrier Wi-Fi herald the dawn of the small-cell era?

So, now Qualcomm is planning to buy Atheros for $3.2 billion in order to garner a bigger chunk of the Wi-Fi chip market. Wow! Wi-Fi continues to be one hot technology.I've tried to think of a suitable analogy for the continuing and growing...

@ 4G World: RCR Wireless News names 2010 Ecosystem Awards winners

RCR Wireless News, the leading online resource for all things wireless, has announced the winners of the 2010 RCR Ecosystem Awards, which recognizes leading organizations that have demonstrated success, innovation and excellence in the mobile and wireless industry. Congratulations to the 2010...

RCR Wireless News kicks off conference series on coverage vs. capacity

RCR Wireless News is kicking off a series full-day conferences on “Coverage versus Capacity,” starting next week in Chicago at 4G World. The conferences are full-day events followed by networking receptions. Attendees will be able to learn from top industry analysts and leaders about...

RCR Wireless News announces finalists for 4G Ecosystem Awards

RCR Wireless News announced finalists for its second annual 4G Ecosystem Awards. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the RCR Buzz Zone during 4G World in Chicago.“We were thrilled by the quality of nominations we received this year,” said RCR...

BelAir employs SLAs to stave off speed concerns

With multiple technologies promising all the bells and whistles required of next-generation networks, infrastructure developers and operators are clamoring for their place as they determine which wireless technology to put their capital heft behind. Not only must these companies choose when to pull the...

Boston turns on two hot spots for Wi-Fi network

BOSTON—Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston unleashed the city’s wireless initiative today, announcing that a square-mile Wi-Fi network is being built in Roxbury’s Gove Hall and Dudley Square neighborhoods. Menino also unveiled two public hot spots, one in the city’s Quincy Market neighborhood, the other...

BelAir boosted by $21.4M funding round

KANATA, Ontario—Wireless broadband service provider BelAir Networks hopes to build on its municipal Wi-Fi business after scoring $21.4 million in a Series D financing round. Ventures West Management Inc. led the round; other investors included Trilogy Equity Partners, Comcast Interactive Capital, T-Mobile Venture Fund,...

BelAir boosted by $21.4M financing round

KANATA, Ontario—Wireless broadband service provider BelAir Networks hopes to build on its municipal Wi-Fi business after scoring $21.4 million in a Series D financing round. Ventures West Management Inc. led the round; other investors included Trilogy Equity Partners, Comcast Interactive Capital, T-Mobile Venture Fund,...

US Internet awarded Minneapolis Wi-Fi contract

MINNEAPOLIS—Internet Service Provider US Internet won a contract to build and operate a 54-square-mile, citywide Wi-Fi network in Minneapolis using equipment from BelAir Networks. The agreement spells out that the city will pay US Internet $2.2 million up front and $1.25 million a year...

Nortel to spread muni Wi-Fi wings, but BelAir bags Toronto

Nortel Networks Ltd. came out of the closet last week touting dual-radio Wi-Fi gear that's being used in large-scale network deployments in Moscow and Taipei, Taiwan, as well as in small and medium-sized cities, counties and university campuses. Kyle Klassen, director of Mobility Marketing...

Cisco enters mesh municipalities fray

The mesh market is garnering increased attention lately-and following a typical path in wireless evolution-complete with competition between startups and industry leaders, and competing proposals for a standard-all underscored by analyst predictions that the technology holds great promise. Cisco Systems Inc. is among the...

Comcast heads investment in mesh-networker BelAir

KANATA, Ontario-BelAir Networks completed its Series C financing, which brings its total funding to $44 million.Comcast Interactive Capital and McLean Watson Capital led the financing for the Wi-Fi mesh-networking provider. Existing investors also participated in the round, including T-Mobile Venture Fund and JP Morgan...

Lucent offers BelAir wireless switch routers

KANATA, Ontario-BelAir Networks, which provides wide area Wi-Fi solutions, said Lucent Technologies Inc. now offers its carrier-grade wireless switch routers to service providers, enterprises and government accounts.Lucent Worldwide Services will offer the BelAir100 and BelAir200 wireless switch routers through its global sales channels, said...

BelAir secures additional $15M in financing

SAN JOSE, Calif.-BelAir Networks said it has secured $15 million in financing, bringing total investments in the company to $22 million.BelAir plans to use the funding to bring the recently introduced BelAir200 cellular local area network platform into high-volume production, further develop marketing and...

Aiirnet releases Hot-Spot-In-A-Box for retail

LAS VEGAS-Aiirnet Wireless L.L.C., which provides and deploys high-speed Wi-Fi Internet service, made several announcements at this week's CTIA Wireless I.T. show in Las Vegas. The company announced the availability of the AiirLink Hot-Spot-In-A-Box, which allows any retail establishment to offer high-speed wireless broadband...

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