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  1. Potential Backlash from 'Homespot' WiFi

    According to Juniper Research, at least one in three home WiFi routers will be used as public hotspots by 2017, with the total installed base of such dual-use routers expected to reach 366 million globally by the end of 2020. The research house says most users of such "homespot" dual-use routers are unaware that their routers are also being used for public access, opening up potential for customer backlash when they do find out. Homespot routers essentially create two wireless networks separated by a firewall: one network is for private use while the broadband operator offers the other as a public WiFi hotspot. Major broadband operators in Europe and the United States have adopted the homespot model as a low-cost way of rapidly expanding their domestic WiFi coverage. The research house says broadband providers are not necessarily making it clear to consumers that their home routers were in effect supporting public WiFi. It cautioned that when consumers become aware of the dual-use, there was the real possibility of a backlash. "While most operators now allow consumers to opt-out, if they so wish, most consumers simply have no idea that their routers are being used in this way," said research author Gareth Owen. "Given the current concerns around privacy and data security, the realization that home routers can be accessed by complete strangers is unlikely to be viewed in a positive light."

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    Tue, 26 Jan 2016

  2. Cox Opens AZ WiFi Net for College Football Playoffs

    In the Phoenix metro area, Cox Communications opened up thousands of its WiFi hotspots across the Valley to the public for free through ...

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    Mon, 11 Jan 2016

  3. 88% Jump Expected in Carrier WiFi Gear

    According to Infonetics Research , operator spending, particularly by large tier 1 operators, drove global carrier WiFi equipment revenue to ...

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    Mon, 11 May 2015

  4. WiFi Hotspots to Reach 7.8 Million in 2015

    According to ABI Research , worldwide public WiFi hotspot deployments reached 5.69 million in 2014, and they are expected to grow at a ...

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    Wed, 18 Mar 2015

  1. Carrier WiFi: $3 Billion in 2018

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    Tue, 18 Nov 2014

  2. TWC Busy on the WiFi Front

    Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) has been busy on the WiFi front, with a free hotspot solution for business customers and a roaming ...

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    Wed, 4 Jun 2014

  3. Carrier WiFi: $8.5 Billion by 2017

    According to Infonetics Research, $8.5 billion will be spent on carrier WiFi equipment from 2013 to 2017, mainly by mobile operators using carrier WiFi for data offload. Globally, revenue for carrier WiFi equipment, including carrier WiFi access points and WiFi ...

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    Mon, 16 Dec 2013

  4. Electroline WiFi Hotspot Features DOCSIS Backhaul

    Electroline has announced the release of its third generation of WiFi over DOCSIS 3.0 platform, the AeroQAM3. Carrying data over a DOCSIS 3.0 backhaul, the hotspot is designed to support fixed, nomad or mobile data transfer. In addition to functioning as a reven...

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    Thu, 10 Oct 2013

  5. Spirent Communications DatumLab

    DatumLab allows MSOs and wireless service providers (WSPs) to test end-to-end data performance over WiFi and cellular networks. It is an extension of the company's product, Datum, which traditionally has been used by wireless field groups to perform regression, ...

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    Tue, 8 Oct 2013

  6. TWC Oceanic Expanding WiFi Network

    Oceanic Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) in Hawaii has begun deployment of TWC WiFi, a statewide WiFi Hotspot network for its customers. Access to the TWC WiFi network is free to Oceanic Time Warner Cable customers with Standard Internet or above and to Oceanic Time...

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    Fri, 13 Sep 2013

  7. Multiscreen via Gateways Growing Fast

    According to a survey by Infonetics Research, the percentage of operators offering multiscreen video using residential gateways is projected to grow from 6% today to 50% by 2014. The research house believes the growth will be driven by operators looking for ways...

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    Fri, 17 May 2013

  8. TWC to Launch Free WiFi in Austin

    Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) has begun deployment of TWC WiFi, a citywide WiFi Hotspot network for its customers in Austin, TX. Access to the WiFi network is free to TWC customers with Standard Internet or above and to TWC Business Class Internet customers. Free...

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    Thu, 25 Apr 2013

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