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Virgin Media: A case of the hare and the turtle?
In the UK, the broadband arms race to be the best, the fastest or the quickest internet provider is well-known. So, when Virgin Media recently announced that its 100 Mbps service […]
Managing MDUs a Potential Windfall for Operators
The number of people choosing to move back into urban areas, forgoing the McMansion for walkability, is increasing yearly. Being a “San Diegan” this is clearly evidenced every […]
Videotron, ETS and XCellAir Collaborate to Deliver the Smart Dorm Experience
Last week Videotron, along with ÉTS, Ericsson and the and the Quartier de l’innovation (QI), announced the first suite of projects kicked off as part of the Open Sky Laboratory […]
Comcast’s new Wi-Fi solution points the way — but isn’t the final destination
Previously, we’ve taken a close look at the approach MSOs have had to Wi-Fi management, in particular Comcast’s Advanced Wireless Gateway. While delivering an improved Wi-Fi […]
Is 3.5GHz the end to the spectrum conundrum?
The desperate need for more spectrum means there has been much talk in the industry about the Citizens’ Broadband Radio Service (CRBS) and the 3.5 GHz spectrum band. Rather than […]
Guerilla Engineering Part 2
Welcome to the second installment of our “Guerilla Engineering – Tales from the Start-Up Trenches” series of blog posts. This edition is half bravado and half ingenuity with […]
Guerrilla Engineering Part 1
Much of our blog space is taken up with commentary on market trends or new technology, which is good, but it certainly is not the whole XCellAir™ story. That’s why I’ve decided […]
Going Going Gone… Not so Fast
When watching sports, I suffer from chronic early celebration and – without fail – my exuberance acts as a jinx. “He’s going to take it to the house… fumble”, […]
Wireless Evolution: Intelligence, Diversity and Harmony
Each year, the telecoms industry promises a revolution of some kind, stating that wireless technologies will change in a way that will disrupt our lives significantly. But revolutions […]
Comcast’s new Wi-Fi solution only solves half of the problem
For a moment it seemed that Comcast had listened to our plea to service providers. At CES the company previewed its new smart home platform designed to make the onboarding of Wi-Fi […]
What’s ahead in 2017? – XCellAir Trends Blog
2017 presents a wealth of prospects for the wireless industry, especially as operators seize opportunities in the home. But all will not be so easy if operators cannot overcome the […]
You Likely Need More than One Wi-Fi AP
I’d like to start off by saying how excited and humbled we are with the overwhelmingly positive response to our Home Wi-Fi Advisor tool. Both the number of press outlets covering […]
BestBuy wants to help Home Wi-Fi Engineer
For consumers, internet means Wi-Fi and that’s the technology of choice for their entertainment & work to security & convenience at home. In the quest to solve the home […]
Battle of the bands – do you have the best, the fastest or the strongest Wi-Fi?
Comcast recently claimed to have “the fastest internet in America”. A pretty big and bold claim – and one that was quickly retracted thanks to the National Advertising Division […]
ISPs must fight for their place in the home
Walk into your local Best Buy and another device is fighting for space alongside the 4K televisions and ever-thinner laptops: routers. It was once the case that these devices were […]
Reaching the Urban Unconnected needs more than just ‘more Wi-Fi’
Last month saw the inaugural World Wi-Fi Day, run by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), as a tool to promote Wi-Fi for socioeconomic development, and also to focus stakeholder […]
Ofcom’s plans aren’t enough – service providers need to manage Wi-Fi congestion
How do you solve a traffic jam? If the traffic on a road is congested during rush hour every day, what measures should the authorities take to manage the road better?
A very […]
Ring’s Single Point of Failure
Pop quiz… what do a recent CBS Good Morning segment, the Wall Street Journal, and the best man from my wedding all have in common? They all provided the Wi-Fi based, camera-enabled […]
Wi-Fi’s Not-So-Passive Approach for IoT
Although there has been a buzz around the Internet of Things (IoT) for a few years now, Wi-Fi has been around for much longer. And even though it is older, Wi-Fi seems to have been […]
Future of Home Networking – Single Play?
As my wife and I prepared to move house, I was given the task of making sure the Wi-Fi would work in every corner of our new home – not just because I am the techie of the house, […]