Wi-Fi Gets a Cloud Makeover

Traditionally, Wi-Fi deployments require IT staff to manage on-premises. But cloud is changing that, enabling controllers in the cloud as well as new revenue streams for solutions providers to sell cloud-managed Wi-Fi.

Sprint Says Wi-Fi Is Mi-Fi Too

The personal hotspot is catching on, apparently: Sprint-Nextel Corp. has become the second carrier with plans to market the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200, a portable device that can let consumers go Wi-Fi anywhere. What it means is that users no longer have to locate a hotspot to use Wi-Fi because the MiFi device creates one […]

Mobile World Congress: Sierra Wireless Debuts Mobile Broadband Routers

Sierra Wireless (SWIR) has introduced the new AirLink Helix line of integrated 3G wireless routers. The Helix line is built on a 3G platform that uses ALEOS technology to provide reliable connectivity, routing features and remote management capabilities. The first router in the Helix family will feature two Ethernet ports, two USB ports and an optional […]

XO Unveils FMC Trial for Small Businesses in Seattle

SMBs as small as 10-person offices just got a big-enterprise tool. XO Communications and Sotto Wireless on Wednesday announced a fixed-mobile convergence trial in Seattle. The package consists of Internet access, PBX functionality, Wi-Fi, cellular voice and e-mail, and a Nokia E61i dual-mode handset, all wrapped up with hosted Microsoft Exchange and a portal to […]

BellSouth, Wavelength Team to Deploy Wi-Fi Hotspot Service in Planned Communities

BellSouth Corp. on Wednesday announced it has entered into a nonexclusive agreement with Wavelength Corp. to jointly market and deploy Wavelength Surfspot Wi-Fi hotspot service to planned community developments in BellSouth’s service area. The Surfspot service will be offered in both single-family and multifamily housing developments, complementing BellSouth’s current voice, video and data portfolio. Under […]

Quiconnect Signs More Sprint Hotspot Deals

Systems integrator Quiconnect, which is helping Sprint Nextel Corp. broaden its European WLAN presence, said this week it has made more agreements to help Sprint expand its WLAN coverage in Canada, Hong Kong and South Africa. Quiconnect has signed new access and interconnection agreements with FatPort in Canada; BeeNet in Hong Kong; and Internet Solutions […]

Netopia Rolls Out Hot Spot 2.0

Netopia Inc. today rolled out the second version of its turnkey hotspot products and software, packaged specifically for resellers and managed service providers to market to small retail stores, franchises and chains, quick serve restaurants, cafes, doctors offices, Laundromats and more. VARs can rebrand the service with their own information, their customers or both. Solutions […]

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