Posts tagged with: Wi-Fi

Plume raises $300M from Softbank Vision Fund 2, eyes 5G FWA

Plume, a Wi-Fi software company and operator of the largest software-defined network (SDN), has raised $300 million in a new round of minority equity investment led by Softbank Vision Fund 2. It comes fresh off the heels of raising $270...

WifiForward, WISPA tout next steps on 6 GHz

Industry groups WifiForward and WISPA are excited by the FCC’s recent move to set up spectrum coordination systems for unlicensed operations in the 6 GHz band. A public notice on automated frequency coordination (AFC) systems was adopted this week ahead...

Revamped security council outlines 5G, open RAN, Wi-Fi priorities

The latest version of the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) held its first meeting to outline the federal advisory committee’s priorities. They focus on 5G network security, along with technologies like open RAN and virtualization. FCC Acting Chairwoman...

NIST model targets Wi-Fi, Bluetooth sharing

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have come up with a new technique designed to make it easier to share spectrum. The study involved coexistence between a Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth system operating in the same...

University of Chicago research finds ‘severe’ degradation in Wi-Fi due to LAA

When the cellular industry first lobbied for the introduction of LTE in unlicensed spectrum, the outcry from the Wi-Fi world was loud and furious: Don’t mess with our spectrum. The reasoning went something like this. Wi-Fi, an IEEE technology, communicates...

BAI eyes North American expansion with Mobilitie acquisition

BAI Communications is beefing up growth in North America, announcing plans to acquire U.S. neutral host provider Mobilitie. Mobilitie is the largest privately held neutral host infrastructure provider in the U.S., with a portfolio that includes networks at 220 venues,...

CBRS networks for schools will outlast the pandemic

The reopening of schools and businesses may not mean the end of online learning, and this could have implications for private wireless.  AT&T recently released a study, which found teachers and parents overwhelmingly in support of hybrid learning going forward. Parents...

AT&T completes OpenRoaming Wi-Fi trial in Austin

AT&T successfully completed a proof-of-concept trial of its Wi-Fi network with the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) OpenRoaming initiative in areas of downtown Austin, Texas. AT&T is the first major operator to stage a trial deployment of WBA OpenRoaming in a high-density...

Betacom secures $15M, launches private 5G service using GAA CBRS

Betacom, a longtime design and deployment partner for the biggest U.S. carriers, announced it has secured $15 million in funding from private investors, including former T-Mobile executive Braxton Carter, who retired as CFO last year.   The funds will be...

Boingo wins contract to build Wi-Fi 6 network at Rockefeller Center

Boingo Wireless landed another big deal in New York City, this time with Rockefeller Center, where it will design, install and manage a Wi-Fi 6 network. Boingo said it was chosen for its Wi-Fi 6 solution, which can power advanced...