About Us

Muniwireless is the authority on public Wi-Fi networks worldwide. MuniWireless also covers mobile wireless applications in public safety, government, utilities (smart grid, clean tech) and the enterprise.

Founded in 2003 by Esme Vos, MuniWireless is the resource for anyone interested in the wireless broadband ecosystem: municipal and regional officials, wireless ISPs, telecom operators, equipment vendors, private equity firms, hedge funds, venture capital firms, handset manufacturers, IT managers, systems integrators, consultants, legislators, community activists, analysts and journalists.

Consulting services to the financial industry

We provide hedge funds and private equity firms with insight into the state of the market (public Wi-Fi, wireless equipment vendors, wireless services) and candidates for long and short positions. We follow publicly traded companies such as Ruckus Wireless (NYSE:RKUS), Ubiquiti (NASDAQ:UBNT), Gowex (BME:GOW) Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ:WIFI), Towerstream (NASDAQ:TWER), Aruba (NASDAQ:ARUN), Motorola (NYSE:MSI), and Meru Networks (NASDAQ:MERU).

For venture capital firms, we help review candidates for possible VC investments.

Advertising services to the wireless industry

MuniWireless advertising clients include: Intel, Cisco, Motorola, Sprint, Radwin, Alvarion, Firetide, Tropos, Nortel, Microsoft, Winncom, Dragonwave, Wavion, Strix Systems, Nomadix and Ruckus Wireless. These companies have advertised in MuniWireless’s website, magazines and conferences. We have organised invitation-only seminars for some of our clients.

Products and services offered by MuniWireless include:

  • lead generation via targeted surveys, invite-only seminars, and webinars;
  • weekly newsletter sponsorship;
  • banner advertising;
  • conferences;
  • print magazine.

Consulting and business development services to companies and cities

We work with private firms and public entities such as municipal and regional governments to provide the following services:

  • We provide in-depth reports on the state of the market (and estimate market size) in various countries around the world.
  • We introduce vendors to local governments and private firms that are deploying or upgrading wireless networks.
  • We advise private and public entities on their tenders (RFPs, RFIs).

In all, MuniWireless touches tens of thousands of individuals through online, print and face-to-face media, as well as conferences, seminars and webinars. Through its consulting services to tech companies, MuniWireless has helped large and small companies in the wireless space improve their sales and marketing results.

Esme Vos, the founder of MuniWireless, continues to be its guiding force, and develops new ways to help companies in the wireless industry, as well as governments and enterprises, profit from the insatiable demand for wireless broadband services and applications worldwide.

About Esme Vos

Esme Vos is one of the foremost global experts in large-scale wireless network deployments. Since starting MuniWireless in 2003, she has grown the business into a respected and trusted resource for the wireless industry. Private equity firms and hedge funds have sought her advice on candidates for long and short positions.

She has been a member of the advisory boards of WeFi (wireless Internet company based in Tel Aviv, Israel) and Go Networks (wireless equipment company based in Mountain View, California and acquired by NextWave Wireless).

Esme Vos and MuniWireless in the News

Wall Street Journal Profile of Esme Vos “Wireless Warrior”

Esme Vos Wireless Warrior (Wall Street Journal)

Esme Vos on CNBC Power Lunch: Public or Private – who should control muni Wi-Fi?

Computerworld: MuniWireless.com’s Esme Vos on the Hot Seat

PC World: Three Minutes with MuniWireless Founder

PC World: What’s the Future of Municipal Wi-Fi?

Computerworld: Slugging It Out Over Muni Wi-Fi

In addition to hosting MuniWireless conferences in the United States and Europe, Esme has been a featured speaker at other conferences including Le Web in Paris (hosted by Loic Le Meur); Freedom to Connect in Washington DC (hosted by David Isenberg); South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, TX; Supernova in San Francisco (hosted by Kevin Werbach); and The Marker Conference in Tel Aviv.

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Comments

  1. Hi there

    Can I first say congratulations on a great site! I was hoping you could help me. I am research the state of municipal wi-fi in Australia, however I also want to compare Australia’s local government initiatives to their counterparts in Europe and America. I’ve been able to find a lot of information on US initiatives, but I’m finding it hard to gauge how things are going in Europe. Could you direct me to some resources which describe how European governments are deploying public wi-fi services?

    Thankyou and bestwishes
    Alex

  2. Englewood, NJ has just launched the nation’s first 802.11ac public outdoor Wi-Fi network! The network spans a mile of indoor and outdoor areas of the downtown and has client speeds of up to 100Mbps. The network utilizes the fastest outdoor Wi-Fi technology in existence with independent dedicated 802.11ac radios for serial backhaul as well as 2.4GGhz and 5Ghz 802.11ac 3×3 MIMO for client access! The access point technology provided by technology startup ackrion, Inc (www.ackrion.com).

  3. Dear Ms. Vos,

    Thought you might be interested to learn that the City of Sacramento has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the development of a carrier neutral combined small cell sites and wi fi network.

    City of Sacramento Accepting RFIs for “Small Cell” and Public Wi-Fi Communications Networks
    The City of Sacramento is inviting interested parties to provide a submission for the design, installation and maintenance of a carrier neutral Wireless “Small Cell” and public Wi-Fi Communications Network.

    It is anticipated that this project could potentially utilize the City infrastructure assets depicted in the Citywide Fiber Map, signalized intersections, conduit, outside plant fiber, street lights, towers, and potential co-location sites.The purpose of this RFI is to determine if there is sufficient market interest and/or alternative options the City should consider before proceeding to a Request for Proposal (RFP) Process.

    A review committee composed of City staff will review the submitted materials and may invite one or more of the submitters to interview. A shortlist of vendors who meet the minimum criteria outlined in the RFI and who also most closely meet the other requirements specified in the RFI will be invited to submit additional supporting information.

    RFI responses will only be accepted electronically via email and in PDF format. Responses are due prior to August 22, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. You can find out more information here.

    There will also be a pre-bid meeting at Sacramento Historic City Hall, Hearing Room (2nd Floor), August 11 at 2:00pm.

    For more information, please contact Maurice Chaney in the City Public Information Office at 916-808-7948 or mchaney@cityofsacramento.org

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