• Hotel Hotline: Take the Pillows, Take the Beds, But a Hotel Without Wifi Is Going to Be Dead

    “Travelers don’t just want to sleep in hotels anymore. They want to work, eat, drink, socialize or just keep to themselves with their electronic devices there.” That’s the bottom line from a recent USA Today interview reporter Nancy Trejos recently conducted with five top hotel executives. The objective of the interview (and if you click …   Read More

  • WiFi 'Leading the Charge' for Smartglasses, Say Analysts

    Although the smartglasses phenomenon is palpable, it is far from ubiquitous. Despite offerings like Google Glass impressing many, these wearable devices remain a rare sighting in the world because of numerous barriers to adoption – everything from cost to availability (Google Glass still isn’t available for all to purchase). Of course, that is expected to …   Read More

  • Wi-Fi Hotspots Emerging as a Means to Offload Traffic

    Worldwide Wi-Fi deployments reached a total of 4.2 million hotspots in 2013, ABI says in a new report shared with MMW this week. Deployments will continue to grow at a CAGR of 15.0% between 2013 and 2018, to exceed 10.5 million, ABI projects. Among the global Wi-Fi hotspots, 68.6% of Wi-Fi is in Asia-Pacific, followed …   Read More

  • Report: Carriers Going 'Gangbusters' with WiFi

    According to a new report from market research firm Infonetics Research, there’s a profound interest in WiFi among today’s leading wireless carriers. “Carrier WiFi deployments are evolving to deliver the same quality of experience as mobile and fixed-line broadband service environments, and this is driving WiFi networks to become more closely integrated,” says Richard Webb, …   Read More

  • Spireon and Sprint Team Up for Mobile Targeting

    On Tuesday, MMW was briefed on a new partnership between Spireon and Sprint. The formation of their relationship is based on a mutual goal to provide Spireon’s FleetLocate-branded mobile resource management solutions to fleet operators utilizing the Sprint network. “FleetLocate solutions enable companies to maximize productivity, improve operational efficiencies and improve the bottom line through …   Read More

  • Smartphone and Tablet Usage Changing The Great Outdoors

    Our collective penchant for using smartphones, tablets, and connected devices wherever we go is changing the technological demands of our time. According to the latest research conducted by the independent London-based global research firm TechNavio, connected-device reliance is driving the growth of the Global Outdoor Wi-Fi Equipment Market. Due to the increasing adoption of smartphones …   Read More

  • Company Aims to Make Proximity Marketing More Effective

    Making proximity marketing more effective is a paramount concern among many companies today, but one in particular says its actively doing the most to take proximity marketing to the next level. Mobile Network Marketing Corporation has released an industry first – a “Wi-Fi marketing powerhouse” system that promises to revolutionize conventional marketing. There’s no shortage …   Read More

  • Global WLAN Market Grew Further in Q3

    The IDC says in a new report published Thursday that the combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 13.7% year over year in the third quarter of 2013. The details are listed in the latest edition of the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker. Once again, the …   Read More

  • WBA Expects Big Growth in Wi-Fi Hotspot Market

    On Monday, The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), shared with MMW the published findings of a new report on the Wi-Fi hotspot market compiled by global research company Maravedis-Rethink. According to the results of the survey, Tier 1 Mobile Operators expect 22% of all additional data capacity added during 2013-2014 to come from Wi-Fi offload. By …   Read More

  • Qualcomm Touts New Low-Power Wi-Fi Platform for Consumers

    Over the weekend, Qualcomm Incorporated-owned Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. launched a new chip family as part of its portfolio of low-power Wi-Fi solutions. The QCA4002 and QCA4004 networking platforms include the IP stack and full networking services on the chip to enable customers to add Wi-Fi to virtually any product, the company says. The platforms feature …   Read More