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Four out of five first world problems relate to Wi-Fi – no, really!

Four out of five first world problems relate to Wi-Fi – no, really!

Written by on October 17, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Dailymail.co.uk is the hub of celebrity gossip for millions of people in Western Europe and beyond. It is not the first place I would think of when it comes to groundbreaking technological research, but a survey outlining so-called First World Problems caught my eye last week. The top 20 includes a number of eye rollers; picking out […]

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Liberty Global offers customers seamless WiFi handover

Liberty Global offers customers seamless WiFi handover

Written by on October 12, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

The issue of seamless handover between home and public WiFi has been on the list of discussion points for months if not years, and no-one pretended it was going to be easy. Now, though, Liberty Global has announced a partnership with Openet that will deliver just that. Liberty Global’s newly-released Connect App offers its users […]

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United Airlines to offer Wifi for redeemed miles

United Airlines to offer Wifi for redeemed miles

Written by on November 20, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – United Airlines plans to let travelers redeem frequent-flier miles for Wifi on flights, company officials said. United, the second-largest U.S. airline by capacity, began testing a web portal on Thursday that lets customers use award miles to access the Internet on their laptops, tablets and smartphones, making it the first U.S. carrier with […]

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Wait a bit, WiFi in aircraft security risk

Written by on April 15, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

The US Government Accountability Office has concluded that in-flight WiFi runs the risk of increasing cyber-security threats against airlines, aircraft and air-traffic control information systems. In a report released by the government authority, it highlights the lack of cyber-security strategy and threat model in place by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) with regards to its […]

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Is WiFi a competitor to mobile?

Is WiFi a competitor to mobile?

Written by on February 17, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is easy to think that WiFi is, well, just WiFi. It is a box that sits by the telephone in the kitchen, amongst the pens, cables, keys and other things that live by the telephone and allows you to get your email. Recently, though, we have been reading about WiFi becoming ubiquitous. And, according […]

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Bill shock at 30,000 feet

Bill shock at 30,000 feet

Written by on November 20, 2014 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

Just when we you thought we had been saved from the scourge of bill shock stories in the press comes news that an airline passenger was stung $1711.64 for using the Wi-Fi service on a Singapore Airlines flight. The passenger, Jeremy Gutsche, signed up for a 30MB package costing $28.99 but earned himself the massive […]

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Wi-Fi to the window

Wi-Fi to the window

Written by on November 12, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

Two news stories overnight provide more strong evidence if more strong evidence is needed that WiFi will be a major, if not the major, access technology in coming years. Mimosa networks has announced the first ‘hotspot to the home’ solution to relay public WiFi to the home. According to the release, ‘Multi-User MIMO radio leverages […]

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Selling Someone Else’s Stuff

Selling Someone Else’s Stuff

Written by on July 6, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 1 Comment

I moved house last week. Almost inevitably my broadband arrived after I did and I was left without access to the world for a few days. As you would expect, my computer detected several WiFi networks and, as you would expect most of them were password protected. Then a couple of networks appeared that said […]

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McDonald’s Torches the AT&T Customer Experience

Written by on September 25, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

There’s a McDonald’s at the corner of Monroe and Clark in Chicago’s Loop where I stopped for a quick bite this morning before heading to a client meeting.  I had about two hours to get some work done, so I grabbed my Egg McMuffin and tried not to get grease on my laptop. After about […]

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Do we really need “always-on” 4G connectivity?

Written by on September 12, 2012 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

In what seems like a personal battle against WiFi-only Glenn Lurie, AT&T’s President for Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships is pressing device manufacturers to always bundle 4G and WiFi connectivity in their devices, according to this article from AllThings D. Lurie is quoted as saying “WiFi only is not enough” and “it kills me when people […]

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