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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, […]
Monetization What About Militarization
You can find an article on “monetizing” Wi-Fi almost daily, but how often do you find one that militarizes the technology? Leave it to the US Army to take fair-share socialistic […]
Huge Data Bills from Apple IOS9 Wi-Fi Assist – I’m Skeptical
The pendulum of love and hate for Apple devices swings ever more quickly. In the spirit of full disclosure, I tend to be an Apple fan over Android, but I’m far from an Apple junkie […]
Google Gets It – Smart WiFi is the Key
This is a marketing guys dream – XCellAir & Google have something fundamentally in common. You’ll have to imagine the dramatic pause before reading the next line… So what […]
Exploiting Wi-Fi at Scale – Making Wi-Fi Hi-Fi
Simplicity has been the name of the Wi-Fi game from its very beginning. From the outset, Wi-Fi has been designed for low cost, lightweight operation, simple interoperability and […]
The Game of Homes – A Story of Content & WiFi
When I first joined this industry a decade ago there was a constant dialogue around “quad-play” and “taking a bigger piece of the wallet”. At least in my opinion – which […]
Taking Connectivity for Granted – Cuba’s 35 WiFi Hotspots
Every once in a while you read a few articles over a few days and realize how easy it is to take the good things you have for granted. I not only rely but revel in connectivity – […]
The Fight for Voice Minutes – What is this 1996?
Last time I checked everything is all about smart “stuff” (phone stopped being an adequate noun long ago) driving data consumption and in turn catalyzing the impending doom of […]
Integrated Cellular / Wi-Fi Access Points – an Idea or a Real Possibility?
Cellular / Wi-Fi integration has been a hot topic for several years now. The standards bodies have been addressing it, and some of today’s cellular networks provide “loosely-coupled” […]
Price Sensitive Customers – Take Em’ or Leave ‘Em?
Unbeknownst to many there is a battle brewing for the price sensitive mobile customer subscriber base. Till date these customers have primarily been serviced by low-cost Mobile Virtual […]