Is WiMAX a failure in the UK?

This week saw the closure of Freedom4, one of Britain’s two key WiMAX service providers, and the sale of its licensed spectrum and assets to competitor UK Broadband for a paltry £12.5 million ($18.4 million), making the latter the only remaining license-holding WiMAX ISP in the country. Freedom4, a joint venture between Pipex Communications and […]

Yota dumps WiMAX in favor of LTE

Russian WiMAX operator, Yota, has decided to go with LTE instead of WiMAX in rolling out their network. They will spend an estimated $100 million building the LTE network in five Russian cities (read more here). Those of you who loved the design of the Yota Egg (see below), the portable WiMAX-to-WiFi converter, will probably […]

Municipal wireless networks in Spain

This southern European country is undergoing a Wi-Fi revolution. Until recently, only a few cities have launched modest Wi-Fi projects. Since regulatory and technical issues have been clarified, more cities have deployed municipal wireless networks, and many others are currently in the planning stage. Specifically, since Barcelona decided in 2008 to deploy two city-wide Wi-Fi […]

National strategies for ultra-broadband infrastructure deployment: Berlin, 26-27 April 2010

The Wissenschaftliches Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste (WIK) is holding a conference on “National strategies for ultrabroadband infrastructure deployment: Experiences and challenges” in Berlin on 26-27 April 2010 at the Radisson Blu Hotel. The conference brings together experts from Japan, Germany, Sweden, France and other countries to share their experiences in this field. Check out […]

Boingo Wireless now in six major UK airports

Boingo Wireless announced it has signed an exclusive deal with global airport company BAA to be the sole provider of retail Wi-Fi services at six major airports in the United Kingdom. The airports to be powered by Boingo include London Heathrow (LHR), London Stansted (STN), Glasgow (GLA), Edinburgh (EDI), Aberdeen (ABZ), and Southampton (SOU). Wi-Fi […]