The number of installed Wi-Fi access points could approach 400 million by 2019 thanks to the emergence of voice over Wi-FI and Hotspot technologies.
Wi-Fi calling providers need to solve battery drain and inconsistent quality of experience if they are to meet strong consumer appetite for the technology, new research from Ericsson has claimed.
Orange has brought Wi-Fi calling functionality to its Libon app in the UK.
Juniper Networks and Ruckus Wireless have formed an alliance to deliver carrier-grade wireless networking products for mid to large size enterprises.
Global Wi-Fi provider Fon has revealed that it now provides more that 15 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, after adding more than three million in the last year alone.
Wi-Fi and mobile devices have been identified as primary drivers of a predicted threefold growth in IP traffic between now and 2019, when numbers are expected to hit two zettabytes (2,000,000,000,000 gigabytes).
Increasing deployments of VoLTE and VoWi-Fi have led the VoIP and IP multimedia subsystem equipment markets to grow by more than a quarter during the past 12 months.
The volume of data traffic generated by smartphones, tablets and feature phones will hit nearly 197,000 petabytes (PB) - approximately 197 billion gigabytes - by the end of the decade, according to new forecasts.
Ruckus Wireless has unveiled the first of its products to be certified as compatible with HotSpot 2.0, Release 2.
The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has updated its Interoperability Compliance Program in a bid to accelerate the deployment and simplify the management of Wi-Fi roaming agreements.
Carrier Wi-Fi unit shipments will hit almost two million this year, despite the increasing popularity of LTE-U projects, new research has claimed.
Globalstar Europe has launched a new satellite hotspot, allowing users to make calls and access the internet outside of a mobile network.
Oracle has launched a new service offering out of the box virtualised VoLTE and VoWiFi.
Vodafone will being deploying Fon Wi-Fi to its customers in Spain and Italy in the coming weeks, following a deal with the global Wi-Fi company.
Alcatel-Lucent is launching a new network terminal and technology that helps homes take advantage of gigabit speeds through FTTH.
The prevailing IoT industry will push shipments of Wi-Fi connected devices to 3.75 billion before the end of the decade, new forecasts have claimed.
Honeywell Aerospace and satellite connectivity specialist Inmarsat are working on new flat-panel antennas to bring aircraft online using smaller technology.
Operators and MVNOs will be able to launch their own Wi-Fi calling app for Android smartphones, after a new company launched a white label service.
EE has become the first operator in the UK to launch native Wi-Fi calling, with the company predicting more than five million customers will have access to the service by the summer.
Low-cost Spanish airline Vueling has launched its first aircraft with high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity from Telefónica using satellite broadband technology.
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