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It’s an exciting day to be in Wi-Fi! Today, Google announced Project Fi, a new wireless service that will mix traditional cellular service (provided by Sprint and T-Mobile) with Wi-Fi service (free and open public hotspots). “Wherever you’re connected to Wi-Fi — whether that’s at home, your favorite coffee shop or your Batcave — you can talk and text like you normally do,” wrote Nick Fox, Google’s vice president of communications products, in a blog post. “If you leave an area of Wi-Fi coverage, your call will seamlessly transition from Wi-Fi to cell networks so your conversation doesn’t skip a beat.” Google’s move into a Wi-Fi based wireless service helps prove once again that the “Wi-Fi First” world is a reality. There is now more mobile data traffic on Wi-Fi than cellular, and that is expected to accelerate over the next several years. Wi-Fi First products that were being led by start-ups like Republic Wireless and FreedomPop are now amplified by heavyweights such as Cablevision and T-Mobile. With Google and Project Fi jumping in to the mix, it is clear that the separation of cellular and Wi-Fi is now gone. By enabling seamless connectivity between cellular and Wi-Fi – like

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Boingo Ad Guru to Present at WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress


Sebastian Tonkin will deliver his presentation, Free Public Wi-Fi: Defining the Value Proposition, at the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Francisco tomorrow. Here’s a sneak peek of what he will cover: hotspot trends, adoption rates of location-based services; and advice for wireless operators seeking to optimize revenue streams in the era of “free Wi-Fi.” Continue reading

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Boingo’s Luis Serrano to Speak at WBA Wi-Fi Global Congress


Boingo’s very own Luis Serrano, Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development, is a featured panelist at the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA) Wi-Fi Global Congress in Seoul, Korea. The Wi-Fi Global Congress is expected to draw a who’s who of the wireless industry—including Wi-Fi and mobile operators like Korea Telecom and Orange; device manufacturers and vendors like Cisco and Ericsson; telecom and Wi-Fi industry analysts, and more. Continue reading