Smartphone users prefer Wi-Fi over cellular by a huge margin

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Mobidia has published a short review of average data usage for LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi of wireless subscribers for Q3 2014 in the US.   (1) On average, US subscribers consumed 1.8 GB per month in Q3 2014: iOS: 1.822 GB Android: 1.863 GB (2) Wi-Fi Usage varied more widely iOS: 8.89 GB Android: 6.78 […]

Mimosa announces first hotspot-to-the-home gateway

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The self-installed, window-mounted device connect homes to outdoor access points to provide Internet Access at up to 500 Mbps. Mimosa Networks, a pioneer in gigabit wireless technology, today announced the first consumer device of its kind, the C5i, a Hotspot-to-the-Home Gateway. Introducing an entirely new product category to the industry, Mimosa’s C5i reduces the cost […]

Tales from the Towers Chapter 52: Ubiquiti vs. Cambium vs. Mimosa, the Final Chapter

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I need to wrap up the Cambium and Ubiquiti comparison so this is the end, at least for a while. Part of the reason is that a third player is now in the game, Mimosa, so things are changing. I know there are other companies out there like Bitlomat, Proxim, and Radwin, but they are […]

Mimosa announces high-capacity low-cost outdoor Wi-Fi and fixed Internet MU-MIMO products

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Mimosa Networks will be releasing a new 802.11ac 4×4:4 suite of A5 access points and C5 client devices, the next wave of products in its comprehensive “Cloud-to-Client” solution. Together, the access point and client create what Mimosa calls “the world’s highest capacity low-cost outdoor solution and the first with MU-MIMO (Multi-User MIMO) capabilities.” Mimosa’s products […]

Fast, free Wi-Fi in Trieste, Italy

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I am impressed by the number of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Trieste, Italy. One of the best is Tiscali’s free Wi-Fi hotzone right on the Canal Grande, by Cafe Rossini and Antico Panada. The Canal Grande ends at the Church of Sant’ Antonio Nuovo. There is no annoying login or terms and conditions screen. When […]

Sacramento issues RFI for small cell, public Wi-Fi network

Sacramento, California invites interested parties to respond to the Request for Information (I15071011001) City of Sacramento Community Wireless Broadband Network. Interested parties should provide proposals for the design, installation and maintenance of a carrier neutral Wireless “Small Cell” and public Wi-Fi communications network throughout city. It is anticipated that this project could potentially utilize the […]

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 […]