San Francisco and San Jose, Calif., incorporated Hotspot 2.0 roaming and encryption capabilities into their existing public Wi-Fi hotspot service in partnership with Ruckus Wireless and Global Reach.
Bell Canada has responded to the need for greater in-home Wi-Fi speed by introducing its 802.11ac-based Home Hub Internet modem and Wi-Fi router for its growing Fibe Internet customer base.
Time Warner Cable sees a bright future in Wi-Fi. According to Rob Cerbone, Time Warner Cable's vice president of wireless products, the cable MSO has been aggressively deploying access points in "Maxx markets," which are markets where the company is increasing speeds on its residential broadband service.
Verizon plans to complement its growing set of higher Quantum FiOS Internet speeds with a new Wi-Fi router that will support the multiple wireless devices consumers are using in their homes to access the Internet and other content.
EarthLink is playing into the mobile nature of its multi-site business customers with its Secure Wi-Fi service that it is coupling with its wireline-based MPLS network.
Frontier Communications has made another step in developing a presence in the emerging smart home market segment with the debut of its new Wi-Fi-based video monitoring service.
Brazil-based service providers spent $8 billion during the first nine months of 2013 to conduct network expansions, increase coverage and improve service quality, according to data from the Brazilian Telecommunications Association (Telebrasil).
German telco incumbent Deutsche Telekom is close to making a large investment in Spanish Wi-Fi network aggregator Fon, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. It is still too early to say how a resulting strategy could unfold, but Fon certainly could make an interesting Wi-Fi offload partner for a major service provider like DT.