As predicted, fight looms
The Council of the European Union – the part of the EU legislature that represents member states – has formally laid out…
A collective sigh of relief
The British government has gotten the country’s four big mobile operators to agree to boost their coverage, to tackle so-called not-spots in…
No password, no problem
Time Warner Cable and wireless ISP Boingo signed a roaming deal in June, which allows TWC’s broadband customers to use Boingo’s Wi-Fi hotspots at…
Quite the mashup
The British firm WorldSIM is both a global-minded virtual mobile network operator, with SIM cards that help people use their mobile devices…
Last year T-Mobile started offering free SMS and 2G data to customers that ventured beyond U.S. borders. Now it’s taking a crack at the other side of that cross-border communication equation.
Both cable operators are using crowdsourcing to build massive hotspot networks on their customers’ home routers.
British mobile operators have, according to a Sunday article in the Financial Times, rejected a proposal by the government to have them…
Sprint’s rural carrier partnership program has now grown to include 27 different operators, covering a population of 38 million.
Though AT&T didn’t say it was stopping, its LTE network rollout is effectively complete, matching if not surpassing Verizon’s in size. To get to the remainder of rural America, though, AT&T will need roaming deals.
The new roaming deals will give a dozen smaller carriers access to Sprint’s 4G network and Sprint’s spectrum, which they can use to add LTE capacity to their own networks.
The deal isn’t gigantic, adding only about 100 hotspot locations in major transit hubs to TWC’s network, but it could be the beginning of a bigger wireless expansion.
British carriers are gradually letting their customers go fully high-speed when they cross borders within the European Union. Users are well-advised to make sure they’re signed up to a roaming plan, though, at least for now.
The mobile operator’s customers will get to use their domestic voice and data allowances while travelling in the United States, even though Three parent company Hutchison Whampoa doesn’t have a carrier operation there.
People buying the unlocked Galaxy Note 3 in regions such as Europe or North America will not be able to use a SIM card from another region in it, meaning they will have to pay exorbitant roaming fees if they travel outside the region.
The deal will merge the two largest airport Wi-Fi networks in the country, putting Boingo in 80 terminals around the world.
Good news — the finalized text of the EU Regulation for creating a single telecoms market is a lot tighter than earlier drafts when it comes to protecting consumers from net neutrality abuses. Maybe not watertight, though.
A wireless network comprised of 50,000 free hotspots will appear in the coming months, but there’s a small catch: To use the free Wi-Fi service, you’ll need to be a subscriber to one of five cable television providers. The Wi-Fi roaming revolution is finally here.
Verizon Wireless next week will begin selling international data roaming plans much the same way it sells domestic data: buckets of megabytes for a set price. But don’t expect to get a lot for your dollar. Verizon is selling 100 MB for $25 a month.
Soon your smartphone will be able to connect seamlessly to your mobile operator’s Wi-Fi hotspots. But what about hotspots that your carrier doesn’t manage? It turns out the world of Wi-Fi roaming is a whole new bag of problems, but the industry has a fix in mind.
Just as the warm weather and vacation season begin to kick off in Europe, the European Commission has beamed a light on one of the most expe…