Smart meter deployments to double market revenue of wireless modules

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An increase in smart meter deployments will see the global market for wireless communication modules approximately double in value over the coming years, jumping from $532m in 2012 to $1.3 billion in 2020, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12 percent, according to a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData. The […]

Guest Post: Mobile Sports Report Launches First ‘e-Report,’ an In-Depth Look at ‘The Connected Event Dilemma’

Editor’s note: The following post is from former MuniWireless contributor Paul Kapustka, who now runs a site called Mobile Sports Report. Their latest report takes an in-depth look at “The Connected Event Dilemma,” which happens when thousands of attendees overwhelm the wireless infrastructure at big events. Read on. It’s no secret to any cell phone […]

2012-2013 WLAN Buyer’s Guide

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It’s time to get the 2012-2013 WLAN Buyer’s Guide, the definitive guide for evaluating enterprise WLAN networks. The evaluation of a Wi-Fi network requires that enterprises carefully consider the changes happening in the user population. Factors in the Wi-Fi world today such as consumerization of IT and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) are driving the enterprise to deploy […]

Beyond The Killer App For Fiber: there’s no Holy Grail but there’s utilization

Only through driving an understanding of the benefits of multiple e-solutions (enabled by broadband) can a community can truly create a platform for innovation. To clarify, when I talk about broadband I mean high-speed, reliable and affordable access to the Internet so that a business, organization or household can effectively participate in the digital economy. […]

Smartphones and tablets to drive 350% increase in Wi-Fi hotspots by 2015

The Wireless Broadband Alliance has published a report on the state of the global public Wi-Fi hotspot market compiled by analyst firm Informa. It includes a comprehensive survey of 259 service providers and Wi-Fi vendors. The report reveals that global public Wi-Fi hotspot numbers are set to grow from 1.3 million in 2011, to 5.8 […]

Broadband adoption rises but digital divide persists

The US Commerce Department has released a report which shows that broadband adoption in the United States has risen but a digital divide persists that runs along demographic lines. Moreover, socio-economic status does not explain the entire gap. The Department of Commerce’s Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) report, […]

Charlotte, NC awards public safety LTE network contract to Alcatel-Lucent

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A consortium of cities in North Carolina led by Charlotte using a $16.7 million BTOP grant from the NTIA for a public safety 700 MHz LTE network, has awarded the contract for building out the network to Alcatel-Lucent. The project is owned by CharMeck Connect, a joint venture among the city of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, […]

White paper on opportunities of WiFi for mobile operators

Dean Bubley has written a white paper for iPass on the opportunities of WiFi for mobile operators. The white paper looks at business cases and usage models, as well as technology evolution and pitfalls. It covers all these issues with examples, explanation and opinions, and introduces the concept of “WiFi Neutrality” which Dean wrote about […]

Confusion about LTE roaming? Read Sidecut Reports

Pardon us for a little horn-tooting here but I find it patently ridiculous that the wireless media today seems to think that the Verizon’s LTE phones won’t roam on AT&T’s LTE network meme is news. Readers of Sidecut Reports knew about this limitation way back in April, and in our May 2011 Verizon LTE Business Report this was part of […]

Sprint launches 4G enterprise WAN solution: read Sidecut White Paper

Moving on beyond the world of just powering smartphones, Sprint today took the wraps off a project bound to be of interest to many business users small and large — a fixed-wireless broadband solution Sprint is calling the 4G Enterprise WAN offering. We are not exactly disinterested observers this time around, since Sidecut Reports has written a […]