In the race towards the convergence of networks, cablecos are not only way ahead. They will also ultimately win. This was the key message from award-winning telco financial analyst Craig Moffett at this year’s Wi-Fi NOW USA in Washington DC.
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Up to 8,000 communities across Europe can now look forward to free EU-funded Wi-Fi. On Tuesday May 30 the EU Parliament, the Council, and the Commission agreed to spend 120 million EUR on the WiFi4EU project.
It’s been years underway: The Wi-Fi standard that’s twice as fast as gigabit Ethernet and more than five times faster than current 802.11ac. It’s called WiGig. But what can we expect from this brand new kind of Wi-Fi and what could new use cases look like?
The market intelligence firm Tractica forecasts that the revenue generated from the direct and indirect application of AI software will grow from $1.4 billion in 2016 to $59.8 billion by 2025.
Despite the advent of ‘unlimited’ mobile data plans, Wi-Fi’s share of phone data traffic in the US continues to rise. We’ve tracked this with a little help from Fierce, P3, and Spectrum Analytics.
Service Providers are betting on IoT for growth. However without control of the device footprint at the premises they will be relegated to just the broadband connection, and we know there’s no upside in that. Here’s Mark Cowtan’s analysis.