Category Archives: Roaming

T-Mobile Increases Wi-Fi Kit And Zones

T-Mobile has improved its mobile connectivity service by more than tripling the number of Wi-Fi hotspots that can be used by subscribers of its combined 3G, GPRS and Wi-Fi service. Via []Continue Reading

QuickLink Spans Cellular And Wi-Fi Networks

Software-maker Smith Micro on Tuesday announced QuickLink Mobile Enterprise edition, a software tool that promises to give users seamless connectivity over Wi-Fi and mobile data networks. Via []Continue Reading

Wi-Fi Coverage To Get Boost

T-Mobile, Europe’s second-largest mobile phone service provider, is linking up with British fixed-line ally BT Group to triple the number of places in the UK where customers can hook onto local high-speed Internet connections. Via []Continue Reading

Nomadix Claims Largest Wi-Fi Footprint

Wi-Fi hotspot interconnection developer Nomadix claims a new roaming program gives it the world’s largest public access footprint. Dubbed NIS Roaming, the service aggregates more than 4,000 venues operated by carriers, wireless ISPs and service providers. Via []Continue Reading

O2 Signs Up For Cloud Wi-Fi Access

Mobile phone operator O2 yesterday signed a deal with The Cloud that will enable its customers to get wireless broadband access in places such as pubs, cafes and train stations across Britain. The Cloud runs about 4,600 wireless broadband – or wi-fi – hotspots across the country. Wi-fi is increasingly being offered by the mobileContinue Reading

Azaire Scores $9 Million For Cellular/WiFi Roaming

Startup Azaire Networks has secured $9 million in Series B financing for its cellular/WiFi network convergence technology. Via []Continue Reading

Hotspot Road Trip, Part 2

My first stop on the hotspot road trip brings me to Chicago, where it’s easier to find a hotspot than a parking space. After circling the blocks around Millennium Park looking for street parking (old city habits die hard), I finally give up and pull into a garage. Via []Continue Reading

Wanderers Find More Wi-Fi Access

Good news for travelers who’d rather spend their money on souvenirs: Free wireless access is gaining popularity with businesses and public venues. Via []Continue Reading

O2 Launches Combined Wi-Fi And 3G Service

Mobile operator O2 has launched a 3G datacard as part of a service combining general packet radio service (GPRS), 3G and Wi-Fi access. Via []Continue Reading

The Wi-Fi Boat

Those who vacation on the big boats increasingly are finding themselves able to access the Internet from stem to stern, thanks to Wi-Fi deployments rigged with signal backhaul through satellite connections. Who needs Wi-Fi on vacation? You’d be surprised. Via []Continue Reading

IPass Gets Onboard With Train Wi-Fi

IPass teamed up with Wi-Fi operator Broadreach on Wednesday, adding another section of the UK’s public Internet access market to its ‘global broadband roaming’ network. Via []Continue Reading

Making A Mesh Of Wireless Networking

Dust Networks announced today the release of SmartMesh, a wireless mesh networking platform for enterprise-level monitoring and control solutions. Via []Continue Reading

Handset Makers Tout Wi-Fi, GSM Roaming Spec

Fourteen mobile phone makers, telcos and others announced their intention to publish specifications that they claim will allow 802.11-equipped handsets to make calls via Wi-Fi hotspots. Via []Continue Reading

Roaming Agreements Put Wi-Fi On The Map

Roaming agreements are finally delivering on the “Wi-Fi is everywhere” promise and none too soon, now that entire communities are lighting up as hot spots. Via []Continue Reading

Sprint To Gain Access To 2,300 SBC Wireless-Fidelity Locations

Sprint Corp., the No. 4 U.S. mobile- phone company, said its customers will get access to 2,300 public wireless Internet connections run by SBC Communications Inc. Via []Continue Reading