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African broadband usage is exploding - so Internet Solutions and Accuris are partnering to help meet demand

African broadband usage is exploding - so Internet Solutions and Accuris are partnering to help meet demand

The latest Cisco VNI is out.  With it, we can slice and dice data usage and projections from all over the world.  

What is a “Carrier Grade” Captive Portal System?

What is a “Carrier Grade” Captive Portal System?

Captive Portal systems have become ubiquitous in Carrier Wi-Fi networks.  A quality captive portal simplifies the connectivity process for the wide variety of devices, users, and subscriptions used in the market today.  It provides a ‘face’ for the location, offering additional information, branding and potentially advertising. 

MWC Wi-Fi - Just like LTE Roaming (but free!)

MWC Wi-Fi - Just like LTE Roaming (but free!)

For the past 4 years, Accuris Networks, in conjunction with the Wireless Broadband Alliance, GSMA, and a growing list of Mobile Providers, have teamed to offer seamless, SIM-based authentication for those attending Mobile World Congress.  

Wi-Fi Growth, Trends to Continue in 2017

Wi-Fi Growth, Trends to Continue in 2017

As Wi-Fi approaches it’s 20th anniversary, there’s very little to the technology which is completely ‘new’. It continues to get faster, more broadly deployed, and more indispensable, every day. Arrow-up.jpeg

Below are five trends about Wi-Fi which aren’t new, but are critical to understanding how Wi-Fi shapes the trajectory of our mobile-centric lifestyle.

iPass and Accuris to cooperate on Carrier Wi-Fi for Mobile Providers

iPass and Accuris to cooperate on Carrier Wi-Fi for Mobile Providers

Today iPass and Accuris announced an agreement to cooperate on Carrier Wi-Fi specifically for mobile operators. iPass, with the largest aggregated Wi-Fi network in the world, is teaming with Accuris Networks to turn Wi-Fi into an extension of the MNO, and MNVO, access network.

AT&T on the state of Wi-Fi Roaming

AT&T on the state of Wi-Fi Roaming

At the WBA’s Wireless Broadband Alliance event in San Jose, I had a chance to catch up with Melody Eclavea, director of Wi-Fi roaming at AT&T. 

What it takes to do a Community Wi-Fi, HomeSpot service

What it takes to do a Community Wi-Fi, HomeSpot service

The WBA’s Wireless Global Congress in San Jose just wrapped.  While there were many fascinating presentations, one which stuck out for me was Eric Schaefer, SVP and GM of convergence for Comcast.

Orange demonstrates trusted Wi-Fi access over IPX

Orange demonstrates trusted Wi-Fi access over IPX

At the Wireless Broadband Alliance event in San Jose, Orange demonstrated a live-trial of subscribers accessing a trusted Wi-Fi network attached to the Orange IPX. 

Jumpstarting Wi-Fi Roaming in the Middle East

Jumpstarting Wi-Fi Roaming in the Middle East

Last week I was privledged to join Wi-Fi roaming thought-leaders for a workshop hosted in Dubai by regional hub provider EDCH.  The workshop, held in conjunction with the Telecoms World Middle East event, brought together mobile providers, industry luminaries, telecom regulators and me (a vendor) to discuss the what, where, when, and why of using Wi-Fi to add value to LTE/3G data roaming offers.  

How US subscribers use Wi-Fi, cellular

How US subscribers use Wi-Fi, cellular

Today FierceWireless and consulting firm P3 released the results of a study of smartphone users in the US.  Tracking more than 6k users and more than 48m samples, the study gives us a good insight into how users on the big 4 (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint) both use their phones, and their networks.