Monthly Archives: October 2013

30 Oct

Wireless Spectrum Needs Vs. Wi-Fi Offload Solutions

Cellular data networks operators are faced with the significant challenge of increasing data usage and flat ARPU. The emergence and proliferation of smartphones and mobile devices are taxing the capacity of cellular networks, given the limited spectrum holding of the carriers and the associated channel bandwidth. A 100% growth of smartphones is projected...
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18 Oct

Motorola looking to exit wireless LAN business

By Nadia Damouni, Soyoung Kim and Nicola Leske NEW YORK (Reuters) – Motorola Solutions Inc is exploring the sale of its underperforming wireless LAN business, which has grappled with declining share in a market dominated by rivals such as Cisco Systems Inc, people familiar with the matter said. An exit from the wireless...
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16 Oct

Facebook Offers 'free' Wi-fi in Exchange for Check-ins">Facebook Offers 'free' Wi-fi in Exchange for Check-ins

By WiFiNovation The offer extends a pilot that saw about 1,000 Wi-Fi deployments at small and medium-sized businesses in 50 countries. The program announced Wednesday is designed to target larger companies, a Facebook spokeswoman said.Some of the world’s best-known businesses are piloting the service, according to Cisco, though it didn’t name many. It...
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14 Oct

Starbucks Designs To Monetize WiFi">Starbucks Designs To Monetize WiFi

By WiFiNovation Starbucks is one of the biggest providers of free Wi-Fi in the U.S. With over 11,000 locations, they have created their own portal and a basket of news site access and other resources for those who log on to their network. I’m a frequent user of their service, and I’ve watched...
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14 Oct

WiFi deficiencies hamstring UO students, faculty

By Diane Dietz The Register-Guard On the third day of classes at the University of Oregon, freshman Caitlin Dieni was stressing out. She needed to print her class assignments pronto. But she couldn’t get to them because the UO wireless system wouldn’t connect — and click as she might, the links wouldn’t open....
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