Planning for Wi-Fi Spectrum Needs

The widespread popularity of Wi-Fi and the continually increasing volumes of traffic on Wi-Fi networks mean that Wi-Fi spectrum needs will need to be...

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...

WiFi sector’s voices get louder in defining 5G future

The news that Apple had joined the NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks) Alliance came a week after Intel signed up to the board of...

CES 2017: WiFi offerings jostle for operator and consumer attention

The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was awash with WiFi players bustling for attention. Turkish WiFi mesh specialist AirTies boasted new operator trials, Comcast...

Ruckus is main growth driver for Brocade as clients wait for new router

Investors in networking equipment firm Brocade are pinning their hopes on its plans to launch a high end router next month, hoping this will...

US cablecos poised to fulfil their wireless potential at last

The story of cable WiFi is, so far, one of fascinating potential rather than actual achievement. In the US, the major cablecos are investing...

Qualcomm 60 GHz WiFi gamble is like an election – too close to call

If 60 GHz WiFi ever takes off, Qualcomm will find itself in one hell of a lead. And Qualcomm talked up this possibility at...

WiFi/cellular integration won’t be enough to save Cisco/Ericsson deal

Cisco and Ericsson have added a combined WiFi offering, called Evolved WiFi Networks (EWN), to their portfolio, but the announcement has done little to...

On the Road to Big Data Analytics

As the market edges closer and closer to 5G, there are some exciting opportunities that are emerging for operators. With more and more is...

Retailers and restaurants are embracing Guest Wi-Fi to boost their business

In this connected world, customers are depending increasingly on their smartphones for information about the world around them. While many retailers and restaurants already...