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MWC from afar…
After more than a decade of continuous participation I have taken the last two years off from MWC. For a company of our size it is difficult to carve out a position, expensive and […]
Is the answer to multiple wireless technologies in the home a single gateway?
Charter Communications has a solution for the increasing number of wireless bands that devices are using—put all the relevant radios in a single box. The operator has announced […]
2018: The Year Where Hype Meets Reality
It’s that time of year again — not Christmas, but predictions season. But making predictions is tough. Sometimes they’re way off, like Thomas Edison predicting that no one […]
Are Wi-Fi heuristics the cure to the ‘Zombie’ botnet epidemic?
Last year, we saw panic and disaster hit headlines thanks to Mirai, a malware that infected internet connected “things” and formed a large-scale botnet that brought down much […]
New routers are a welcome development, but are just one step towards Wi-Fi management
Nokia’s new Wi-Fi routers didn’t make a huge splash when they were announced—more publications paid attention to its faster operator routers earlier in the year. But while […]
Can unlicensed spectrum avoid the controversy of zero-rating?
July 2017 saw a few dozen websites, including heavyweights such as Netflix, Amazon, Spotify and Reddit, slow down to a crawl. It wasn’t a technical issue, but a protest. Unhappy […]
Small Business Wi-Fi Woes
You own a small business and know that your work force and potentially your customers rely on Wi-Fi. Your employees are increasingly reliant on mobile devices and the freedom of […]
The potential for unlocked Wi-Fi
We know from our own research that Wi-Fi doesn’t make full use of the spectrum available. As Wi-Fi access points become denser in an area, they will interfere with each other and […]
Competing with the at-home experience with Wi-Fi
There’s nothing like being there. Except, increasingly, being at home is exactly like being at the big game, or at a stadium gig… and it’s sometimes even better. It’s not […]
Sharpening up Wi-Fi – Optimization is Key
Simplicity has been the name of the Wi-Fi game from its very beginning. From the outset, Wi-Fi has dealt with connectivity as its primary problem to solve, and has been designed […]
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 […]