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Comcast launches NOW brand in US

Comcast has rolled out its NOW brand in the US, offering Internet, mobile and streaming TV products that consumers can purchase month-to-month, whenever they want. Comcast explains that NOW Internet “is a prepaid service that provides more reliability than fixed wireless options for a better price”; and NOW Mobile is a new prepaid service that […]

April 18, 2024

Virgin Media O2 rolls out new smart support service

Virgin Media O2 has initiated the roll out of a new service that will it says help to boost broadband reliability by proactively tackling issues remotely at no extra cost for customers. Known as ‘smart support’ the new service to tackle customers’ network niggles arrives as research by Virgin Media O2 found that more than […]

April 8, 2024

Airties launches Orbit

Airties, a specialist in managed Wi-Fi solutions for broadband service providers, has announced the commercial launch of Orbit, a continuous test automation platform for broadband service providers, customer premises equipment (CPE) manufacturers, and system-on-chip (SoC) manufacturers to support Smart Wi-Fi integrations and deployments. Airties Orbit addresses a longstanding industry pain point: ensuring consistent data accuracy […]

March 28, 2024

WBA completes OpenRoaming trial in London

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry body dedicated to improving Wi-Fi standards and services, has announced the successful completion of an advanced public Wi-Fi OpenRoaming proof-of-concept (PoC) in Shoreditch, London. A busy area for businesses, students and evening footfall, the PoC enabled phone users to seamlessly connect to Wi-Fi and move between cellular and […]

March 19, 2024

Virgin Voyages deploys SES Cruise service

Virgin Voyages will deploy a new level of ‘Pretty Fly for a Wi-Fi’ connected experiences for thousands of its passengers across its fleet; becoming the first cruise line to deploy SES Cruise mPOWERED + Starlink PRO service. Combining Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite coverage, the SES Cruise mPOWERED + Starlink […]

February 26, 2024

Qantas adds free Wi-Fi from Viasat

Australian airline Qantas is upgrading its entire international fleet with fast and free Viasat in-flight Wi-Fi. The retrofit conversions will be completed by the end of this year. The upgrade will allow passengers to stream entertainment and news on multiple devices. Qantas has also ordered eight Airbus A321XLR versions for its domestic fleet as part […]

February 26, 2024By Chris Forrester

Breeze Airways selects Viasat for IFC

Utah-based low-cost airline Breeze has chosen Viasat to supply broadband and WiFi connectivity to its fleet of aircraft. Breeze flies year-round routes throughout the US as well as seasonal routes during holiday seasons. Its current fleet comprises Airbus and Embraer aircraft and has just acquired 10 extra Airbus aircraft for delivery by the end of […]

February 22, 2024By Chris Forrester

CommScope enters UK retail Wi-Fi router market

CommScope, a specialist in home networks solutions, has announced its entry into the UK retail Wi-Fi router market with the launch of its ARRIS SURFboard mAX and ARRIS SURFboard mAX Dash whole home mesh systems. Leveraging the success of the US-based ARRIS SURFboard retail home networking product suite, CommScope Home Networks is introducing the following […]

December 22, 2023

Airties collaborates with Qualcomm

Airties, a provider of managed Wi-Fi solutions for broadband service providers, is collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies, for Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) connectivity solutions. Specifically, the two companies are collaborating to optimise Airties’ managed Wi-Fi solutions to integrate more easily on broadband carrier platforms, featuring Qualcomm 5G Fixed Wireless Access Platform. “Fixed Wireless is unquestionably reshaping […]

December 14, 2023

Survey: No phone service among Brits’ biggest fears

Nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of the Brits say they are frightened of having no phone service, one in ten (11 per cent) are terrified of slow WiFi speeds, and one in five (20 per cent) are now more scared of being ghosted on a dating app than the thought of real ghosts. A […]

October 30, 2023