Posts about WiFi Blankets

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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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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Whenever I travel, my iPhone becomes my communication workhorse: My go to device for talking to customers, to team members, to friends, to family. However, there's a definite shift taking place in how I use this device. I've just returned from two weeks in Munich and checked my usage. While away, I used only 17 minutes of traditional voice calls. However, on the data side of the house, the figures were a little higher. I racked up 200 megs of data roaming. O2, you're welcome. And my data usage was drastically higher over WiFi.
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There are few reports in the networking industry that illicit as much dialogue and debate as Cisco’s annual Visual Networking Index (VNI). This year’s report proves no different. Released yesterday, the report has already garnered significant media coverage and a brief glance through some of the figures reveals why. There are some incredible predictions here, but one in particular has caught my attention.
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