Posts about New York

After being the centre of the world's gaze for the past few months, London is starting to look beyond the glare of the Olympic flame and explore what's next. Part of this process will be to assess the city's approach to WiFi blankets. As I've blogged about previously, the run-up to the Olympics saw an aggressive rollout of various WiFi services that provided free Internet access on the Underground and across many of the city’s central neighbourhoods.
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Mobile backhaul is a hot topic in our industry not only for a short time. The massive and ongoing growth of data traffic keeps challenging mobile operators with the migration from traditional TDM-based backhaul solutions to packet-based networks. Latest strategies and more efficient ways to design packet backhaul networks have been in focus at the Light Reading Live! Backhaul & 4G Core Strategies for Mobile Operators show in New York City last week.
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In 1967, the Summer of Love marked a major cultural and political shift in the U.S. and Europe. Fast-forward almost 50 years and what many people are dubbing the Summer of WiFi appears to be sweeping through some of the West's major cities. But could the Summer of WiFi be the start of something new? A new hope for city-wide WiFi blankets and mobile connectivity? The signs certainly look promising.
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Over the weekend I spent a little time digging into O2's plans to offer a free citywide WiFi blanket across London. As any regular readers of the blog will know, I'm a huge supporter of WiFi blankets. In 2011 we saw some encouraging signs that rollouts were starting to grow in size and frequency. New York had a number of interesting projects deployed and some European cities also moved forward with rollouts in parks and other public places.
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