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AT&T promoting Passpoint roaming

AT&T promoting Passpoint roaming

At the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Working Group session in Tokyo, Japan this week, AT&T presented their success with Wi-Fi roaming over the last 5 years.  Additionally, they announced they are now promoting thier own Wi-Fi network in the US as ready for in-bound Passpoint roaming as well as interest in partnering to roam onto Passpoint networks around the world.

Looking for Wi-Fi Roaming in the Middle East?

Looking for Wi-Fi Roaming in the Middle East?

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A few weeks ago our Charman/CEO, Larry Quinn and EMEA Regional Sales VP, Mohammed Elneel were invited to participate at Emirates Data Clearing House (EDCH) 15th Annual User Group meeting gathering 82 operators from Europe, Africa, Asia and the MENA region.  An article in CommsMEA noted: 

The growing promise of Wi-Fi Passpoint or “Hotspot 2.0” – easy, seamless and secure access to Wi-Fi

The growing promise of Wi-Fi Passpoint or “Hotspot 2.0” – easy, seamless and secure access to Wi-Fi

It’s a Tale of Two Radios. We’re all pretty familiar with the two main Radio Access Networks (or RANs as they are known as in the trade) on our Smartphone or tablet devices that give us that all-important internet connectivity: Cellular mobile and Wi-Fi – and also the big difference between them historically in terms of ease of access to that connectivity from a user experience perspective.

CBRS and Neutral Host LTE

CBRS and Neutral Host LTE

 Want the coverage, capacity and deployment ease of Wi-Fi, with the consistency and control of LTE? Then the US’s new 3.5 gHz CBRS (Citizens Band Radio Service) access network is for you.

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Is there a "Free-Way" for IoT?

As the saying goes, “there’s no such thing as a free ride!” 

MWC - Interview with Claus Hetting, Wi-Fi Now

MWC - Interview with Claus Hetting, Wi-Fi Now

The advantage of Mobile World Congress is to bring industry leaders and luminaries together in a single location for 4 manic days of meetings. 

And thus I found myself talking with Claus Hetting, founder of Wi-Fi Now, and a leading voice in the cause for Carrier Wi-Fi networks and services.  Normally on the other side of the camera, Claus was kind enough to let me record our quick chat – discussing some hot new technologies as well as the growing success of Wi-Fi in mobile roaming and offload services. 

 Enjoy.

 
Mobileum agrees to resell AT&T Wi-Fi Hub Services
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. 

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

Wi-Fi@MWC - 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 Wi-Fi using SIM-based authentication for those attending Mobile World Congress.