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Fierce Wireless

Devicescape offers additional security layer to its virtual Wi-Fi network

Fierce Wireless
Date: December 15, 2014

Security on publicly available Wi-Fi is, or should be, a concern for many consumers. Now Devicescape, which helps service providers integrate Wi-Fi and cellular together, is trying to remove some of the complexity around security.

The company is now offering Safetynet Curator so that operators can deliver improved security at a price point that makes it a realistic option for the mass market. The high cost and complexity of existing consumer security products keep uptake to a minimum, the company says.

telecoms.com

Devicescape adds security layer to virtual wifi network

Telecoms.com
Date: December 11, 2014

Virtual wifi network specialist Devicescape has launched a security layer called Safetynet Curator, which is designed to increase the trust end-users have in its network and in public wifi in general.

Telecoms.com caught up with Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser to get some more insight into the Devicescape business model. “Devicescape is in the business of helping mobile operators extend their networks,” said Fraser. “In the last couple of years in particular wifi has come into play for a variety of different reasons, so our focus has been on how they extend their networks in an intelligent manner using wifi.

Fierce Wireless

Ruckus, Devicescape, others see Wi-Fi calling as next big frontier

Fierce Wireless
Date: November 5, 2014

Momentum for Wi-Fi calling among wireless operators continues to build, and it's making players in the Wi-Fi market more bullish than ever.

Ruckus Wireless CEO Selina Lo said during the company's third-quarter conference call that support for Wi-Fi calling is helping fuel Ruckus' "Wi-Fi first" movement as more and more mobile devices automatically sign onto Wi-Fi first, and fall back to 3G or LTE only if Wi-Fi connectivity is not available or usable.

International Business Times

US Tech Companies Turn to UK for Skills and Growth Opportunities

International Business Times
Date: October 20, 2014
Interview with Dave Fraser, CEO Devicescape

As an ex-pat (I'm a Scot for the record) and CEO of a US technology company that includes a number of other ex-pats at senior management level, I have always been aware of what the UK can offer in terms of skills and innovation. Cambridge has long been a hub for technology and creativity so it's no wonder the cluster of science parks and research labs that have built up in and around the area have earned the nickname Silicon Fen.

Bloomberg BNA

In Wild World of Wireless: Exploiting the Best Connection Available

Bloomberg BNA
Date: September 18, 2014
Interview by Paul Barbagallo

Dave Fraser, CEO of the Devicescape, sees a “Clash of the Titans” brewing between the nation's cable operators, wireless carriers, and high-tech companies over who best can exploit Wi-Fi for monetary gain. “These…forces are shifting the tectonic plates in the market,” he tells Bloomberg BNA in an interview. To Fraser and Devicescape, whose technology automatically detects nearby Wi-Fi hotspots and connects subscribers to one with available bandwidth, that's a good thing.

RCRwireless

CTIA 2014: Wi-Fi Makes Waves

RCR Wireless
Date: September 10, 2014

LAS VEGAS — Even before T-Mobile kicked off its Wi-Fi unleashed campaign yesterday, the meeting rooms at CTIA’s Super Mobility Week were buzzing with conversations about unlicensed spectrum. Wi-Fi equipment makers and service providers were a major presence here, and makers of cellular network equipment also wanted to talk about Wi-Fi. 

Light Reading

Devicescape Preps Auto WiFi-to-Cellular Software

Light Reading
Date: September 16, 2014

WiFi aggregator Devicescape has developed smartphone software that can automatically pick between cellular and WiFi, depending on which is the best connection, and expects to launch it with a carrier later this fall.

The Telegraph

UK airports under fire over Wi-Fi charges

The Telegraph
Date: September 16, 2014

None of the UK’s six busiest airports – Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Edinburgh and Luton – offer unlimited free internet access, according to a study by Skyscanner, the flight comparison website.

Fierce Wireless

Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus add to the momentum behind VoWiFi, VoLTE

Fierce Wireless
Date: September 11, 2014

Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) decision to support Wi-Fi calling as well as voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus represents a bellwether for the wireless industry given the iPhone's high profile worldwide, say industry executives.

Fierce Wireless

UK operators reject national roaming plan, mull other options

Fierce Wireless
Date: September 8, 2014

UK-based mobile operators rejected calls by the government to create a national roaming agreement in an effort to improve poor signal coverage in rural areas, although operators say they are working with the government by looking at various options to help address the problem of mobile black spots, or "not" spots.

telecoms.com

UK operators reportedly reject network sharing

Telecoms.com
Date: September 8, 2014

Despite growing demand for better mobile coverage in rural Britain from the public and the government, UK carriers have rejected national network sharing, an idea trumpeted by the Culture, Media and Sport Minister Savid Javid.

telecoms.com

UK operators reportedly reject network sharing

Telecoms.com
Date: September 8, 2014

Despite growing demand for better mobile coverage in rural Britain from the public and the government, UK carriers have rejected national network sharing, an idea trumpeted by the Culture, Media and Sport Minister Savid Javid.

ThinkSmallCell

Interview with Dave Fraser, CEO Devicescape, about the benefits of Virtual Carrier Wi-Fi

ThinkSmallCell
Date: September 2, 2014

We caught up with Dave Fraser, CEO of Devicescape, which markets a solution that promises to go further than Carrier Wi-Fi by accessing large numbers of public Amenity Wi-Fi hotspots in a highly controlled manner. I asked him why we haven't seen faster adoption of Wi-Fi by operators – it seems helpful to offload burgeoning data traffic.

RCRwireless

Reality Check: Making Voice Over Wi-Fi a Reality

RCRWireless
Date: August 15, 2014

Wi-Fi is now an essential part of our smartphone and tablet-enabled lifestyle. Today, more than two thirds of our monthly wireless data is consumed over Wi-Fi, and all signs are that this proportion will continue to grow.

Fierce Wireless

MVNO ROK Mobile aims to have 1M subs in next 12-15 months

Fierce Wireless
Date: July 21, 2014

ROK Mobile, the recently launched music-focused MVNO, aims to have 1 million total customers within the next 12-15 months, according to a ROK Chairman and co-founder Jonathan Kendrick.

Columbus CEO

Study: Yes, There Are Benefits of Offering Free WiFi

Columbus CEO
Date: July 16, 2014

It’s gotten much more common today to find businesses that offer complimentary WiFi for their patrons, especially in cities.  Still, there are many places outside of Big-City-America where free WiFi is the exception and not the rule.

Wireless

Business case for operator Wi-Fi still stands, argues Devicescape

Wireless
Date: July 18, 2014

China Mobile’s multi-billion dollar investment in the roll-out of its own hotspot network underscored the fundamental importance of Wi-Fi to the end user’s entire data experience.

Fierce Wireless

Music-focused MVNO ROK Mobile launches, but limits availability

Fierce Wireless
Date: July 7, 2014

ROK Mobile, a new music-focused MVNO, launched its service on Friday, but the company is limiting how many people can try its service as it hopes to build buzz around the new offering.

TelecomTV

Is it time to end the Generation Game?

TelecomTV
Date: July 4, 2014

I’m talking about the ‘G’s. The 3G, 4G and soon (apparently) 5G through which users have been taught to mark their mobile progress.

Small Business Trends

Study: Yes, There Are Benefits of Offering Free WiFi

Small Business Trends
Date: July 2, 2014

It’s gotten much more common today to find businesses that offer complimentary WiFi for their patrons, especially in cities.