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New Outdoor & Indoor 11ac Access Points from Ruckus

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 1st, 2014

Ruckus Wireless announced today the expansion of its line of Smart 802.11ac ZoneFlex access points with the launch of four new models. The expanded lineup includes the new Ruckus ZoneFlex R500 (2×2:2) and ZoneFlex R600 (3×3:3) indoor dual-band (2.4/5 GHz) mid-range models. The two new Ruckus outdoor APs are the ZoneFlex T300 Series with 802.11ac, […]

Coffee Shop WiFi Performance Compared

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2014

Wefi, a mobile intelligence company, said their Wi-Fi connectivity analytics has compared Wi-Fi speeds and application usage patterns of coffee shops nationwide. The report found Starbucks, Tully’s Coffee and Dunkin Donuts have the fastest Wi-Fi download speeds and highest total data consumption. Google Chrome, Facebook and YouTube are most used applications by coffee shop patrons. […]

Australia’s Telstra Fires Up National WiFi Network

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2014

Australia’s largest telecommunications company, Telstra, will install two million public hotspots that will be available for free to Telstra subscribers as part of a plan to blanket public spaces with internet access. Trials of the $100m project will begin by November, reports The Guardian, and will allow Telstra customers who agree to share their bandwidth […]

Super Mobility Week

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 15th, 2014

Meanwhile, at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas last week, Ericsson launched a new small cell that integrates 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi. Ericsson’s new picocell supports 10 different bands through carrier aggregation, with two 3GPP bands (LTE and WCDMA) as well as 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Philips is offering municipalities street lights that can include small […]

Sprint Offers International Wi-Fi Calling

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2014

Sprint will begin offering International Wi-Fi Calling back to the United States at no additional cost starting with an over-the-air software update to Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark rolling out now. This new feature allows those traveling abroad with Wi-Fi Calling enabled phones to make and receive calls to friends and family in […]

OnBeep: StarTrek Communicator?

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 25th, 2014

OnBeep, a San Francisco startup, has raised a series A funding round worth $6.25 million. The money will be used to fund the creation of a new hardware device to make it easy for groups of people to communicate with one another, without having to fiddle with a smartphone. OnBeep’s product is said to be […]