Tales from the Towers Chapter 51: Once a Lobbyist, Always a Lobbyist – the Tom Wheeler Story

When Tom Wheeler was appointed to the head of the FCC, it was just another broken promise by the Obama administration to not put lobbyists into his government. The cellular and cable industry finally got their own boy to head the agency. Considering how much taxpayer money is confiscated from the taxpayer through the telecommunications […]

Lekki Wi-Fi network in Nigeria powered by Ubiquiti

A large Wi-Fi network has been deployed in Lekki, Nigeria by Tizeti Network, a wireless ISP whose goal is to create a “carrier Wi-Fi” network in Nigeria. The Lekki Wi-Fi network covers 5000 homes and an area of 9 square kilometres of Lekki Phase 1, an expensive gated community on Lekki Lagoon, east of Lagos. […]

Gowex goes bust; CEO admits faking financials; timeline of Gowex demise

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Only five days after Gotham City Research published a report accusing Gowex of misleading investors, Gowex’s management has filed for bankruptcy protection in Spain. The company’s CEO, Jenaro Garcia, resigned and admitted that he had been publishing false financial accounts for at least four years. For those of you who are not familiar with Gowex, […]

Gowex shares plunge on allegations of inflated revenue

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Just a day after I posted an article questioning the spectacular rise in the share price of Gowex, its shares plunged as much as 58 percent today after Gotham City Research LLC released a detailed report on the company, stating that over 90 percent of Gowex’s reported revenues are a fantasy. In fact, Gotham City […]

Ubiquiti, Gowex hottest stocks in Wi-Fi space: can it continue?

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Check out the 1-year stock price movements of the following companies in the Wi-Fi space: Ubiquiti (UBNT), Gowex (BME:GOW), Ruckus Wireless (RKUS), Aruba (ARUN) and Boingo Networks (WIFI). Gowex and Ubiquiti outperform Boingo, Ruckus and Aruba by a huge margin. Ubiquiti makes wireless equipment, like Ruckus and Aruba (albeit Aruba focuses on the enterprise). But […]

Englewood free Wi-Fi network deployed in downtown area

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Englewood, New Jersey has deployed an 802.11ac public outdoor Wi-Fi network that brings free Wi-Fi to residents and visitors. The Englewood free Wi-Fi service spans a mile of indoor and outdoor areas of downtown and has client speeds of up to 100Mbps, according to Ackrion, the Massachusetts-based company that deployed the network. The Englewood network […]

San Jose free Wi-Fi service extended to airport and convention center

The San Jose free Wi-Fi network, which is currently available in the downtown area, has been extended to cover the Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) and the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. “People in and traveling to Silicon Valley are among the most technically sophisticated in the world, with an expectation for super fast […]

Guest post: Can Wi-Fi for stadiums really work?

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Getting Wi-Fi to work at home or at work is one thing, but trying to connect 20,000 screaming fans trying to post their experiences to Instagram all at the same time is, well, nothing less than a daunting task. Yet this is what stadiums and other high capacity venues around the world are rushing to […]

Lincoln, Nebraska free Wi-Fi: muni Wi-Fi with a municipal fiber backhaul

The first phase of the Lincoln, Nebraska free Wi-Fi network was launched last week in Iron Horse Park at the center of the Railyard district. The city plans to expand the free Wi-Fi service to cover the Haymarket and Railyard areas, which have become popular among locals because of a large number of entertainment venues, […]

Amtrak RFP for Wi-Fi trackside solution on Acela Fleet

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Amtrak RFP for improved Wi-Fi on Acela trains Amtrak has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a vendor that can provide a wireless backhaul system alongside the railway tracks of the Amtrak Acela Fleet in the Northeast corridor to deliver reliable and faster Wi-Fi service to passengers in its trains. The Amtrak RFP documents […]