FreedomPop’s Global SIM: the disruptive face of the new MVNO

Mobile voice and data access is becoming commoditized in the same way that fixed-line broadband did, leaving operators to choose between fighting an access...

Connectivity in Subways

Anyone who has traveled in a subway train has had the frustrating experience of losing their cell phone and Wi-Fi connection. As the number...

The State of Wi-Fi Networks

We recently updated our forecasts for the number of hotspots and homespots in select countries. Operators in these countries comprised of converged operators (fixed and...

The Connected Car: Driving IoT

The automotive industry currently finds itself at a crossroads.Innovative technologies, new digital services, and autonomous driving features are racing forward as the connected car joins...

Ericsson/Cisco alliance will reshape the carrier industry

Ever since the mobile access network started its migration to IP, the narrative has centered on whether Ericsson, the mobile king, or IP giant...

Wi-Fi will be at the heart of Dubai Smart City

During the Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Jose, I had the pleasure to sit down with Paul Taylor, Manager Business Development & Wi-Fi services...

More than Half of Operators Plan to Deploy Carrier-grade Wi-Fi

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving next generation Wi-Fi and its role in Public Wi-Fi services, Internet of Things...

The Winding Road to 5G

The future of Wi-Fi is tied in many ways to the future of 5G. Although there is no clear definition of 5G, one thing...

5 Technology Developments Necessary to Create Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi

  As the public Wi-Fi ecosystem grows and evolves, significant technology development must take place to establish and support carrier-grade Wi-Fi. Even as Wi-Fi standards...

Key developments in the Wi-Fi platform and ecosystem 2014-15

The pace of change is accelerating across the public Wi-Fi ecosystem. Last year’s report on the state of the Wi-Fi industry detailed some quite...