Telecommunications Industry News
The global wireless networking market has expanded significantly over the last few years due primarily to the exploding popularity of Wi-Fi among both consumers and enterprise users.
An increasing number of consumer are using Wi-Fi to access the internet via their mobile devices, according a recent 'Mobile Metrics Report' by AdMob, a leading wireless advertising agency.
The vast majority (84%) of of Wi-Fi users are interested in citywide Wi-Fi services, and a surprisingly large percentage (56%) say they would be willing to pay for it just like any other public utility, according to a recent survey by Devicescape, a wireless application vendor.
Virgin America is hoping to lure new passengers to its airline, with a new in-flight Wi-Fi service available on board its Airbus A320 aircraft.
Over the past couple of year, the market for Wi-Fi chipsets has increased from just $1 billion in 2006 to an estimated total of nearly $3 billion this year, according to a new study by ABI Research.
Wi-Fi technology could be built into almost a billion consumer electronics devices by 2012, up from 294 million devices in 2007, according to In-Stat.
AT&T's leading wireless executive said yesterday that the carrier is working with Apple to devise a way for the popular iPhone device to be used as an ad hoc cellular modem when connected to a laptop.
Motorola is the "greenest" provider of Wi-Fi access equipment, followed by Cisco Systems and Siemens Enterprise Networks, according to a new report based on ABI Research's Vendor Matrix tool.
Britain's leading telecom carrier, BT, has cut the cost of its public Wi-Fi service by as much as 50%, bringing costs to just Â£5 per month for light broadband users.
Fixed mobile convergence (FMC) startup, Kineto Wireless, has received $15.5 million in private equity funding from a number of investors, including Motorola, Oak Investment Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, Venrock, Seapoint Ventures, and InterDigital.
Israel's Communications Ministry has granted a special license to NSR Ltd. to conduct a "marketing experiment" regarding the provision of VoIP telephone services over Wi-Fi hotspots.
AT&T has reduced the price of its DSL Lite high-speed internet offering, the company announced this week.
Published by TeleClick Enterprises
Edited by Jeremy Maddock