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The Fast Mode

FreedomPop Expands Service to the UK, Launches 'Free' iPhone-Only Plans

The Fast Mode
September 23rd, 2015

Disruptive Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), FreedomPop, Tuesday launched a new iPhone Only Plan (iPhone 6S and iPhone 6) with unlimited talk, unlimited text and 1 GB of data for $20 a month, with the first month free.

Computer Weekly

Vodafone introduces nationwide Wi-Fi calling

Computer Weekly
September 11, 2015

Vodafone has launched its first voice over Wi-FI – or VoWLAN – services in the UK, allowing users to place and receive calls over a wireless connection from locations where they cannot access its 2G and 3G networks. Customers using Vodafone Wi-Fi Calling will be able to call any other UK network without the need to download and navigate an app – unlike many other internet-based voice services.

telecomstech

Vodafone launches nationwide WiFi calling

Telecoms Tech
September 11th, 2015

Vodafone has announced this morning it has also enabled built-in WiFi calling for supported handsets on its network to ensure "it no longer matters whether you’re stuck in the basement, in a home with thick walls or on the London Underground."

Telecom Lead

Vodafone UK starts Wi-Fi Calling on mobile network

Telecom Lead
September 11th, 2015

Vodafone UK has committed to make an investment of £2 billion during 2014 and 2015 to improve indoor and outdoor network coverage, and mobile internet access to more communities and businesses. Vodafone 4G has reached to 626 cities, towns and districts as well as thousands of smaller communities across the UK, giving more than 70 percent 4G population coverage to date.

TelecomTV

Free Wifi: government-sourced in the Philippines, crowdsourced in Sweden

Telecom TV
September 9th, 2015

Yes there are others like this - most notably Devicescape - but many are not consumer driven. Devicescape in particular sees its role as curating WiFi for users on behalf of carriers for whom they provide WiFi access as a service. Instabridge, however, is a pure consumer crowdsourcing service and (so far) there is no sign of any monetisation plan.

TechWeek Europe

Devicescape Can Now Offload iPhone From 4G To Wi-Fi Automatically

Techweek Europe
September 8th, 2015

Devicescape’s operator partners, including Virgin Media in the UK, can now offload iPhone and iPad users from their networks and onto the former’s curated virtual network (CVN) following an update to Apple’s iOS APIs.

The feature has been enabled on Android handsets for some time, but until now iOS users had to manually connect to hotspots on the CVN, which comprises 20 million access points – including 215,000 in the UK.

Tele Analysis

Devicescape Announces iOS Compatability Of Connectivity First Service

TeleAnalysis
September 8th, 2015

With iOS compatibility, operators are now able to apply the benefits of Devicescape’s service suite — including access to its Curated Virtual Network of amenity Wi-Fi — to more than 95 percent of smartphones.

Wireless

Devicescape adds to iOS devices to its Wi-Fi Connectivity First service

Wireless
September 8th, 2015

Devicescape has announced that Apple iOS is now compatible with its Connectivity First service, making it available to millions of iPhone and iPad users for the first time.

Mobile News

Integration is Priority when it Comes to Wi-Fi Calling

Mobile News
August 17th, 2015

Link is to digital edition of print publication. Article on page 38

Such a service requires that users are automatically connected to Wi-Fi whenever the cellular network cannot deliver an optimum experience. It requires that the cellular experience fundamentals of quality, simplicity and security are extended to Wi-Fi, whether at home, in the office or in those public locations where people convene in large numbers.

telecompaper

iPass expands Wi-Fi territory with Devicescape's network

Telecom Paper
August 10th, 2015

Devicescape entered into a strategic partnership which sees its Curated Virtual Network (CVN) integrated into the global network offering of Wi-Fi aggregator iPass. The agreement underpins an initiative which unites substantial commercial and public Wi-Fi resources, creating a global network of 50 million Wi-Fi locations. This network integration enables iPass to deliver access on an unprecedented scale.

Mobile Europe

iPass reaches 50 million Wi-Fi hotspots with Devicescape tie-up

Mobile Europe
August 10th, 2015

Wi-Fi carrier iPass has extended its reach to 50 million global hotspots following a tie-up with wireless software company Devicescape. iPass has integrated Devicescape’s Curated Virtual Network (CNV) into its global Wi-Fi network, bringing access to approximately 20 million additional worldwide hotspots.

Fierce Wireless

IPass inks Devicescape roaming deal, announces 'world's largest commercial Wi-Fi network' with 50M hotspots

Fierce Wireless
August 10th, 2015

IPass announced a new resale deal with Devicescape that the company said will allow it to create the world's "largest commercial Wi-Fi network" that includes around 50 million hotspots. The agreement more than doubles the number of global hotspots available through iPass' aggregated Wi-Fi network.

The Mobile Network

iPass to offer customers access to Devicescape’s public access WiFi network

The Mobile Network
August 10th, 2015

Two providers of access to WiFi hotspots have joined forces, giving iPass users access to a potential 50 million public access WiFi hotspots across the world. The companies say that equates to two thirds of the world’s public access WiFi points, citing numbers from Rethink Research. The deal will give iPass exlusive access to Devicescape’s network of 20 million access points for a limited period, and the integration is expected to be complete by the end of Q3 2015.

Wireless Week

iPass, Devicescape announce Wi-Fi network partnership

Wireless Week
August 10th, 2015

Wi-Fi providers iPass, Inc. and Devicescape announced a strategic partnership Monday that will integrate the latter’s Curated Virtual Network into iPass’s global Wi-Fi network. “This is a significant partnership for us because it’s just taken our world’s largest Wi-Fi network of 20 million and doubled it to 40 million,” iPass CEO Gary Griffiths said, noting that other yet-to-be-announced partnerships will increase the network by an additional 10 million hotspots. “Our alliance with Devicescape is significant not only in moving iPass customers closer to ubiquitous connectivity, but also in setting the stage for global Wi-Fi accessibility for the Internet of Things,” Griffiths said.

telecoms.com

Devicescape partners with iPass to create 50 million hotspot wifi network

Telecoms.com
August 10th, 2015

Public wifi hotspot aggregator Devicescape is teaming up with commercial wifi network company iPass to create what is being claimed as the world’s largest commercial wifi network. Devicescape runs a curated virtual network, which involves aggregating a number of public networks into one, removing the need to log in again every time an end user switches networks. By integrating the 20 million hotspots Devicescape curates into its commercial network, iPass reckons the grand total exceeds 50 million hotspots, making it the world’s largest commercial wifi network.

TechWeek Europe

iPass Wi-Fi Network Grows To 50m With Devicescape Integration

Tech Week Europe
August 10th, 2015

iPass says its Wii-Fi network will cover two thirds of the world’s public wireless hotspots once the integration of Devicescape’s 20 million curated access points is completed. The two companies have reached a deal to double the number of hotspots available through iPass to 50 million by the end of the current quarter.

Computerworld

iPass has tech in beta to solve Wi-Fi's most irritating problem

Computer World
August 10th, 2015

It is another day, another partnership for iPass, a global provider of commercial Wi-Fi that is on a mission to stitch together a global network of hotspots for users. The announcement du jour is a partnership with Devicescape, which has more than 20 million hotspots around the world.

Computer Weekly

iPass expands worldwide Wi-Fi offering with 20 million more hotspots

Computer Weekly
August 10th, 2015

Commercial Wi-Fi network operator iPass has claimed its partnership with curated Wi-Fi network owner Devicescape will make it the largest wireless network in the world. The alliance will see iPass integrate Devicescape’s curated virtual network (CVN) into its own operations, allowing its customers to access an amenity Wi-Fi network composed of more than 20 million hotspots, in addition to its existing network of 30 million hotspots.

The Fast Mode

Devicescape, iPass Team Up to Unite Commercial and Public Wi-Fi

The Fast Mode
August 10th, 2015

Devicescape has formed a strategic partnership with iPass to integrate its Curated Virtual Network (CVN) into the global network offering. It aims to unite substantial commercial and public Wi-Fi resources, creating a global network of 50 million Wi-Fi locations.

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.