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The Guardian

Wireless could offer the answer to mobile data concerns

The Guardian
July 10, 2015

Market disruptors are always drawn to areas in which they can make a visible difference, usually because those areas have been ignored or underserviced. In the mobile market, data pricing is one such area and wireless is another. It’s no coincidence that the same players introducing pricing models designed to reflect actual user behaviour are delivering connectivity conceived along precisely the same lines.

Vanilla Plus

Freedom of Movement in the Connectivity Landscape

Vanilla Plus
July 10, 2015

Smartphone users exist within a connectivity landscape filled with cellular and Wi-Fi signals. As they navigate this landscape the quality of their smartphone connection varies dramatically. Most people spend around 90% of their time indoors, an environment where cellular networks frequently struggle to deliver optimum performance and where, very often, Wi-Fi is available in abundance. But quality of connection is only one measure of a user’s overall connectivity experience. Wi-Fi may often deliver the superior connection indoors but it lacks the refinement offered by cellular.

telecomstech

Wi-Fi: Will operators answer the call?

Telecoms Tech
June 11, 2015

A reliable voice service remains fundamental to the mobile experience — and therefore to the customer retention efforts of mobile operators — and a fully integrated, bearer-neutral voice service is a compelling proposition. But there is a wider significance to this trend, which is mobile operators’ acknowledgement that cellular alone can provide neither the ubiquity nor the consistency today’s consumer requires of their wireless connectivity.

telecoms.com

Google MVNO to launch this week – report

Telecoms.com
April 22, 2015

US search giant Google could launch its long anticipated MVNO as early as today, according to a WSJ report. An additional detail teased in the report is that Google is expected to offer data on a pay-as-you-go basis, with subscribers only paying for the amount of data they use.

TelecomTV

Google is preparing to launch its MVNO – no balloons involved

Telecom TV
April 22, 2015

Google is preparing to launch its wireless mobile phone service in the US within a week, according to the Wall St Journal which offers up some new, unverified information about what Google has in store.

telemedia

Google poised to unveil wireless service and shake up mobile data in US

Telemedia
April 22, 2015

Google is reportedly set to unveil its anticipated wireless service “as early as Wednesday, 22 April”, according to a report in the The Wall Street Journal today. But it won’t be offering calls per se, but instead is looking to radically shake up the mobile date market, letting users only pay for the data they use.

telecoms.com

Wi-Fi Calling for change

Telecoms.com
April 22, 2015

By giving customers these capabilities mobile operators are showing they understand that a truly comprehensive wireless connectivity service can only be created through the integration of cellular and Wi-Fi access. They are showing they understand that demand for connectivity does not cease at the edge of any one network.

Computerweekly

EE offers Wi-Fi voice on Lumia 640 and Samsung Galaxy S6 devices

Computer Weekly
Date: April 7, 2015

Mobile network operator (MNO) EE is to launch a voice over Wi-Fi (VoWLAN) service on Lumia 640 and Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices from 10 April 2015, with wider availability on other devices set for later in the year.

Wireless

Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser On Putting Connectivity First

Wireless
Date: March 23, 2015

Devicescape, the provider of Curated Virtual Network of amenity Wi-Fi, believes its time operators abandoned the silo mentality of Wi-Fi or cellular and instead provide the best connectivity solution for each subscriber, as CEO Dave Fraser explains to Wireless editor James Atkinson.

PC world

Can a Barcelona romance bring Wi-Fi and cells together?

PCWorld
Date: March 4, 2015

In the romantic city of Barcelona, cellular and Wi-Fi are getting set up on a lot of dates this week. It’s a classic story: They’ve been neighbors for years and don’t always get along, but a lot of friends think they’re the perfect couple. There’s more matchmaking than ever at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

Light Reading

Few in Number, Big in Data

Light Reading
Date: March 2, 2015

JDSU's Location Intelligence business unit Arieso is shedding some light on who would most benefit from mobile data rollover: Turns out it is the 1%.

Wall St Journal

Ditching Your Smartphone Bill and Going Wi-Fi Only

Wall Street Journal
Date: February 27, 2015

It is almost impossible to imagine life without a cellphone. But imagining life without a cellphone bill is getting a lot easier. (Subscription required)

RCRwireless

Wi-Fi vs. Cellular: Software Helps Operators and Users Strike a Balance

RCR Wireless
Date: February 26, 2015

For mobile operators, Wi-Fi represents both a challenge and an opportunity. Traditionally seen by many as competitive to cellular, Wi-Fi is now recognized as a way to maintain a more consistent user experience by offloading traffic when cellular networks become congested.

TelecomTV

How Will Wi-Fi and Cell Work Together?

TELECOMTV
Date: February 25, 2015

This year MWC is going to host some interesting intersections (or maybe roundabouts). Here’s a taster. Few would argue that WiFi is an important (in some markets, the most important) wireless technology, in that it does the ‘over-the-air’ bit for most of the data that goes to and from the internet from wireless (mobile and nomadic) devices. In fact, except for a couple of territories (Hong Kong and Korea, Finland perhaps) it’s been the only way the data appetites of smart devices could be sated.

TechWeek Europe

Devicescape Says Offloading Can Solve Indoor Coverage Issues

TechWeek Europe
Date: February 25, 2015

Devicescape has launched a service that allows operators to seamlessly transfer customers from a cellular network onto an approved Wi-Fi hotspot if their 3G or 4G signal is too weak.

Radio-Electronics.com

Connectivity Shift Highlights Changes in Operator Landscape

Radio Electronics
Date: February 25, 2015

In a new publication from Devicescape called The Connectivity First Manifesto, the researchers believe 2015 will be a decisive year for the mobile operator community.

Wireless

Devicescape Highlights Industry Shift with Connectivity First Manifesto

Wireless
Date: February 24, 2015

Devicescape has published The Connectivity First Manifesto, marking what the company believes will be a decisive year for the mobile operator community. The key idea behind the manifesto is that operators should think ‘connectivity first’, rather than maintain a silo mentality when it comes to providing cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity.

Computer Business Review

Devicescape’s Curated Wi-Fi Network Reaches 215,000 in a Year

Computer Business Review
Date: February 24, 2015

Devicescape has announced that its Curated Virtual Network of amenity wi-fi hotspots in the UK now comprises 215,000 locations. This means that the network has grown by a factor of thirteen, from 17,000, in the year since it was launched. The growth in Devicescape's list of networks reflects the growing quality of wi-fi in public spaces.

telecompaper

Devicescape Offers Coverage Continuity for Wi-Fi Handover

Telcompaper
February 24, 2015

Devicescape announced the launch of its Coverage Continuity service to help mobile operators extend coverage through Wi-Fi. (Subscription required)

telecompaper

Devicescape Curated Virtual Network Has 215,000 UK Locations

Telecompaper
Date: February 24, 2015

Wi-Fi service platform Devicescape has announced that its curated virtual network (CVN) of amenity Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK has grown to 215,000 locations, compared to fewer than 17,000 when the company announced its first UK customer in February last year. (Subscription required)