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AWS-3 Auction: Nov 2014

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

The FCC last week updated rules for use of the AWS-3 spectrum that will be auctioned to commercial cellular operators on November 13, 2014, notes RCR Wireless. The FCC in late March released its initial AWS-3 rules. The FCC’s Report and Order sets flexible-use regulatory, licensing, and technical rules for 65 megahertz of spectrum in […]

GoAntenna: 10 Mile Cell Communications – Without Towers

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

GoTenna has developed a 6-inch-long antenna that connects to iPhones and Android phones via Bluetooth low energy. The antenna then transmits the data to other GoTennas through proprietary protocols, at 151-154 MHz. You can send text messages up to 160 characters as well as share your location on offline maps. The gadget is available for […]

Comcast Buys Cloud Control WiFi Company

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 14th, 2014

Comcast has acquired PowerCloud Systems, a spinoff from PARC that developed cloud-based WiFi management, reports TechCrunch, reportedly for under $50 million. Skydog, their cloud-managed Wi-Fi router was a scaled-down version of their cloud-based networking solution that PowerCloud sells to small and medium-sized enterprise customers. Skydog’s hardware consisted of a dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi router with a […]

Gowex Declares Bankruptcy

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 7th, 2014

Gowex, the Madrid-based Wi-Fi service provider, has filed for bankruptcy protection, reports Reuters. Its CEO and president, Jenaro Garcia Martin, acknowledged he has been cooking the firm’s books for four years and resigned. Gowex’s collapse followed a scathing report issued July 1 by Gotham City Research, which called the company a “charade” and alleged that […]

Boston Subway Gets Comcast WiFi

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 1st, 2014

Comcast announced today that it has activated Xfinity WiFi hotspots in the subway platform areas on Boston’s Green Line from North Station to Kenmore. Comcast is the first provider to offer WiFi in portions of the first subway line to open in the United States. InSite Wireless, a Virginia company that is currently performing the […]

WiFi Roaming Between San Franciso & San Jose

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 30th, 2014

Ruckus Wirelesstoday announced a major initiative with the City and County of San Francisco, the City of San José and Global Reach Technology to create the first large-scale municipal Hotspot 2.0 service that allows millions of visitors and residents to automatically and securely connect to and seamlessly roam using San José and San Francisco free […]