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Italy Is Launching a Nationwide Free Wi-Fi App

The Italian government has launched an app which will allow residents and tourists to connect to wifi across the country using a single log-in. Users will be able to connect instantly to a nationwide network of wifi hotspots – in railway stations, hotels and public institutions, for example – via the app, without filling in any further details after the…

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Dimension Data to set up Wi-Fi at Carrefour shops

Supermarket chain Carrefour will provide a new Wi-Fi network for 85 shops in Belgium. The work will be carried out by Dimension Data, which will place new points, with a separate controller per shops for flexibility. The equipment will come from Aruba Networks. READ MORE: Belgium Telecom Market The value of the contract between Carrefour and Dimension Data has not been…

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Facebook expands ‘Find Wi-Fi’ feature globally

Today Facebook is beginning to roll out Find Wi-Fi everywhere in the world on iPhone and Android. They launched Find Wi-Fi in a handful of countries last year and found it’s not only helpful for people who are traveling or on-the-go, but especially useful in areas where cellular data is scarce. Find Wi-Fi helps you locate available Wi-Fi hot spots…

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BT launches first free Wi-Fi kiosks in London

BT has launched its first InLink kiosks providing public Wi-Fi in London, in Camden High Street. Developed with Intersection, the company behind the LinkNYC service in New York, the kiosks are set to roll out across the UK as replacements for BT’s payphones in some areas. They are funded by advertising with Primesight. BT said “hundreds of users” within range…

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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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