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Fon launches Fontech brand for operators, enterprises

Fon launched Fontech, a new brand specialising in WiFi software for operators and enterprises. Fontech provides operators and enterprises with a broad suite of software-based products to enable them to build and operate their own WiFi services in a secure, scalable, and flexible way. READ MORE: WiFi Will Never Be the Same Again Using Fon’s over 10 years of experience…

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NetGear launches new Nighthawk X4S Tri-Band WiFi extender

NetGear is broadening a new category of Mesh WiFi Range Extenders with the Nighthawk X4S Wall-Plug AC2200 Tri-band WiFi Range Extender with FastLane3 and Smart Roaming (EX7500). READ MORE: Global Wifi hotspot market to grow at a CAGR of around 14.2% Nighthawk X4S, like the Nighthawk X6S AC3000 Tri-band WiFi Range Extender (EX8000), leverages FastLane3 Technology which transforms any existing…

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Global Wifi hotspot market to grow at a CAGR of around 14.2%

Some of the prominent trends that the market is witnessing include rising usage of mobile phones and smart devices, selection of carrier Wi-Fi by the network operators for data traffic offload and development of advanced network infrastructure, according to a report by Research and Markets. Based on services type the market is categorized into integration services, consulting services, managed services, professional…

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Smartphone users on Wi-Fi drive most website traffic

Smartphones are responsible for significant web traffic growth, and a surprising amount of it is on Wi-Fi, not mobile networks Web visits from desktops and tablets have declined dramatically, says Adobe Digital Insights in Adobe Mobile Trends Refresh — Q2 2017. The device people are using: their smartphone. And the majority of that device’s traffic is arriving via Wi-Fi connections, not mobile…

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EU parliament approves ‘WiFi4EU’ hotspot initiative

The European Parliament has approved the new ‘WiFi4EU’ initiative to install free Wi-Fi hotspots in public squares, parks, hospitals and other public spaces across the EU. In a statement, the parliament confirmed that the funds provided will need to be used in a “geographically balanced manner” in more than 6,000 communities across member states on a “first come, first served” basis to…

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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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