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WiFi4EU initiative: how will it work?

European citizens will soon benefit from the WiFi4EU initiative which supports installing free public Wi-Fi hotspots in local communities across the EU: in public squares, town halls, parks, libraries, and other public spaces. On 29 May, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a political agreement on the WiFi4EU initiative and its funding. According to the agreement, the…

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Qualcomm Extends Benefits of 802.11ad Wi-Fi to Enterprises and Outdoor Environments

Leading Enterprise OEMs, Including MikroTik, Leverage Advanced 802.11ad Wi-Fi Technology from Qualcomm to Improve Enterprise Wi-Fi Connectivity Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), announced today that it is bringing the benefits of its 802.11ad Wi-Fi technology to a variety of enterprise and outdoor environments.  Qualcomm Technologies’ 802.11ad solutions already provide multi-gigabit wireless connectivity for laptops,…

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EU reaches deal on EUR 120 mln worth ‘WiFi4EU’ for public free Wi-Fi services

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached tonight a political agreement on the WiFi4EU initiative and its funding which supports installing free public Wi-Fi hotspots in local communities across the EU: in public squares, piazzas, parks, hospitals and other public spaces. As stated by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the WiFi4EU initiative will contribute to the vision of having…

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Fon, the World’s Leading Carrier WiFi Provider, Highlights the 7 Key Points That Will Define the Future of WiFi

Fon, the world’s leading carrier WiFi provider, has analyzed the future of WiFi and has concluded that WiFi must be an integrated and customer-centric technology. Since its birth in 1985, the WiFi industry has grown exponentially. Although originally designed to replace Ethernet cables in local computer networks, nowadays WiFi’s use is ubiquitous. Alex Puregger, CEO at Fon, highlights seven key…

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Best And Worst Countries For Wi-Fi Access

The Internet has not spread around the globe equally. Just as each country has its own economic policy, each one’s relationship with technology also affects how it stands in comparison to neighboring nations, Ooma reports When navigating the globe’s public Wi-Fi hotspots, high-speed Internet is not always easy to come by. The top 20 countries for Wi-Fi are mostly in…

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Libre Wireless Technologies Enables First Far Field Voice Assistant Speaker Making Phone Calls to Anywhere in the World

Libre Wireless Technologies, Inc., a leading embedded Wi-Fi and Wireless solutions provider, today at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, announced the first mainstream consumer solution with advanced new voice activated and controlled Wi-Fi home speakers making phone calls to anywhere in the world using the consumer’s existing phone system. Libre’s technology bridges the new popular far field Wi-Fi voice control…

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Mastercard and Boingo Wireless Join Forces to Bring Unlimited Wi-Fi Access around the World

Service is Now Live for Select HSBC Mastercard Cardholders on Four Continents Mastercard and Boingo Wireless are providing Mastercard cardholders unlimited access to more than one million premium Boingo Wi-Fi hotspots around the world. The Wi-Fi service is now available for select HSBC Mastercard cardholders in Argentina, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the U.K. at no…

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Iskratel looks to improve in-home Wi-Fi coverage and speeds as it launches new home gateway

Iskratel, the leading European infocommunications vendor and solutions provider, today announced it has launched the Innbox G69 – a new home gateway which will give operators more control over the services being delivered and provide customers with superior Wi-Fi performance and coverage. Iskratel’s Innbox G69 allows additional managed access points to be added to the home gateway, increasing the number…

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Operators missing out $6.7bn opportunity from consumer demand for managed Wi-Fi

Consumer interest in managed Wi-Fi services represents a $6.7 billion missed opportunity for service providers globally, a new study from XCellAir has revealed. Data from a new survey of 1,000 consumers each in the US and UK reveals that on average, 15% of consumers would be willing to pay for their Wi-Fi service to be managed by their service provider…

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What is Wi-Fi calling? Everything you need to know

Wi-Fi calling is nothing new. Services like Skype have been offering voice calls over Wi-Fi connection for years, and more recently apps like Facebook, Viber and WhatsApp have allowed users to call each other using something called Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, which uses an internet connection instead of a phone line. What is Wi-Fi calling? Wi-Fi calling is…

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