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WBA Wi-Fi OpenRoaming trial helps advance Dublin’s smart city goals

The trial took place at Bernardo Square, Dame Street and the City Council’s Amphitheatre The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has revealed that its proof-of-concept trial of OpenRoaming — of which it assumed ownership and management of in March 2020 — in Dublin, Ireland has proven to be a success. WBA worked closely...

Can private 5G be everything to everyone all at once?

Editor's note: I used to have an editor who told me that if a headline is a question, the answer is probably, "No." Reflections on private 5G from Cisco Live. And from Hannover Messe and from Private Networks in a 5G World. We like to...

Enea launches Wi-Fi Software-as-a-Service for CSPs

The Wi-Fi SaaS service is designed to help CSPs launch and monetize Wi-Fi solutions Claiming an industry first, Enea launched a complete Wi-Fi Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) service management solution for Communication Service Providers (CSPs). The Enea Aptilo Wi-Fi Service Management Platform as a Service (SMP-S) is an enhanced version...

Connectivity is key for workforce reskilling, ‘last mile education’

Coursera CEO: “If you don’t have connectivity, you’re starving both access to the skill development and the access to the economic opportunity” As it typically does, the World Economic Forum uses its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, as a platform for business and political leaders...

5G surpasses public Wi-Fi for mobile experiences: Opensignal

Opensignal users that connected with 5G scored 74.5 on a 100-point scale when gaming, compared to public Wi-Fi’s score of 72 According to Opensignal, mid-band 5G is making cellular much more competitive with Wi-Fi for mobile experiences like gaming and surfing the web. “Opensignal’s latest analysis...

Groundbreaking Power Distribution Meets Mechanical Mastery

What happens when groundbreaking power distribution meets mechanical mastery on the job? The newly renovated Long Island Railroad Jamaica Station in Queens, NY provides a perfect example. To improve commuter capacity, the hub of the Long Island Railroad now offers unparalleled wireless connectivity for...

Wi-Fi 7 ‘doubles down’ on the low latency and high throughput gains of Wi-Fi 6E, and adds high reliability

Wi-Fi 7 will maximize gigabit broadband investments by reliably delivering higher throughput, lower latency and better coverage Wi-Fi 7 (or 802.11be) was developed with a focus on Wi-Fi Extremely High Throughput, which refers to its projected ability to support up to 30 Gbps throughput, roughly...

‘Technology saved the game:’ Extreme Networks on the digitalization of the NFL

According to Extreme Networks, Wi-Fi usage during this past season’s NFL games demonstrated the most digitally engaged fanbase to date Earlier this month, Extreme Networks released its National Football League (NFL) 2021-2022 season and Super bowl LVI Wi-Fi network stats, confirming that in-stadium fans set yet...

Qualcomm is positioned as your ticket to the metaverse

5G, Wi-Fi, and connected intelligent edge are key enablers of the metaverse As the possibilities of the metaverse for consumers and enterprises takes shape, the spotlight is on ensuring foundational technology pieces are in place. With core expertise ranging from connectivity and compute to graphics...

Carrier Partnerships are Key to Nextivity

Nextivity is committed to supporting important partnerships with carriers and has successfully completed the rigorous approval process for its Cel-Fi line of in-building cellular coverage solutions by more than 200 carriers around the world.   Since the launch of the Cel-Fi QUATRA 4000 multi-carrier active...

Apple, Broadcom win new damages trial in Caltech Wi-Fi patent case

Caltech's $1.1 billion Wi-Fi patent case award against Apple and Broadcom is "legally unsupportable," according to the appeals court.

Digital Industry Solutions Report: Hybrid low-power IoT – mixing short, medium and long range connectivity for massive IoT

The penny has dropped – IoT is not a winner-takes-all market. Increasingly, IoT solution providers are looking to mix and match low-power IoT technologies to serve complex use cases and drive efficiencies. This report discusses the combination, variously, of wide-area IoT (LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NB-IoT, LTE-M),...

Fixed wireless versus mobile wireless: What’s the right option for me? (Reader Forum)

There’s no small amount of debate about the respective merits of fixed wireless versus mobile wireless. The right answer is the one that offers end users the best possible experience while making business sense for the service provider.  Your decision should be guided by the specific...

Editorial Report: The state of Wi-Fi 6/6E

Wi-Fi 6 offers a host of advanced features, such as OFDMA, MU-MIMO, target wake time, 1024 quadrature amplitude modulation mode and transmit beamforming. The Wi-Fi Alliance predicted that the certification of Wi-Fi 6 at the end of 2019 would mark a significant inflection point in...

Geoverse launches CBRS neutral host trial at Orlando’s Caribe Royale Resort

A CBRS-based neutral host offers substantial benefits compared to legacy Distributed Antenna System (DAS)-based approaches, says Geoverse The Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando is getting a pilot, private Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)-based neutral-host network provided by Geoverse to enhance connectivity across the expansive hotel,...

Nextivity Guide: Cel-Fi Enterprise Buyer’s Guide

Cellular connectivity is more important than ever, whether you are utilizing apps, calls, or texts. Spotty cellular coverage, poor voice quality, dropped calls, and dead zones continue to plague employees and visitors in enterprise buildings. This not only frustrates occupants, it also negatively impacts...

Extreme Networks, WBA deliver OpenRoaming to Portugal’s Polytechnic Institute of Viseu

IPV is the first organization in Portugal to participate in WBA OpenRoaming Extreme Networks has implemented support of Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) OpenRoaming at Portugal’s Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (IPV). OpenRoaming, developed by Cisco, allows seamless Wi-Fi onboarding and handoff between Wi-Fi networks. At the campus in Portugal, the...

LitePoint launches Wi-Fi 7 test system

IEEE intends to publish the Wi-Fi 7 amendment sometime in 2024 LitePoint has revealed a new test system for Wi-Fi 7 or IEEE 802.11be standard. The IQxel-MX test system is a fully integrated RF PHY test solution with signal generation and analysis combined in a single...

Phones with Wi-Fi 6E are exciting – but city and business adoption of the new standard is essential (Reader Forum)

The release of the latest iPhones is always an occasion for excitement, and this week’s announcement is no exception. Prior to release, Apple’s new mobile devices were rumored to support the Wi-Fi 6E standard, a harbinger of transformative change we can expect in what...

MultiTech’s CBRS Wi-Fi AP empowers rural schools, communities to provide high-speed connectivity

In 2016, data showed that more than 34 million people, as a result of where they live, do not have access to decent broadband service Multi-Tech Systems released a Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) that will enable one-to-many connectivity to families with more than one child...

Plume Webinar: Realizing the power of WiFi 6

The Wi-Fi Alliance predicted that the certification of Wi-Fi 6 at the end of 2019 would mark a significant inflection point in adoption. Two years after the certification, what does adoption really look like and what benefits does the latest generation of WiFi technology...

Elevating the customer experience with FWA and Nokia FastMile 5G (Sponsored)

Do you remember opening your last home router? Chances are, the process was as utilitarian as the router itself: Nondescript brown cardboard box, with a nondescript black rectangle inside, miscellaneous cords and a nondescript instruction card to follow … before you stuff the whole...

#TBT: IPv6 launches; ‘Wi-Fi is the new Ethernet’; How are people using tablets? … this week in 2012

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! IPv6 officially launches Following World...

Carriers recommend Cel-Fi for better cellular coverage at grocery store chains

According to a research report from Acosta, 89% of U.S. grocery shoppers are using a smartphone  to view grocery circulars, among other uses. In the general retail segment, mobile enabled shopping while in a store is also imperative as an estimated 53 percent of...

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