While voice over Wi-Fi has existed in various formats, the key challenge for mobile operators is that, like VoIP and other over the top voice technologies, they can't control these services.
CenturyLink has secured a 10-year agreement to provide services as a founding partner of the U.S. Bank Stadium and the exclusive provider of the Vikings football team.
Consolidated Communications is taking a larger bite out of the cloud services market with a series of new cloud offerings that it will initially offer to businesses that reside in its Sacramento, Calif., and Dallas metro markets.
As a provider of wholesale services to the largest wireless operators, Windstream isn't down on mobile broadband, but the telco would like to see the FCC develop a standard method to test mobile broadband speeds.
Cablevision is not giving up on challenging Verizon's claims that its FiOS network is 100 percent fiber-based, so it is combining its claims into one larger suit.
HP's Aruba Networks launched a new business effort earlier this year targeting Wi-Fi equipment installations in large public venues like college sports stadiums, museums and other large buildings and areas with unique connectivity needs.
Speculation about the next round of consolidation in the cable industry is well underway, and the question becomes how other new tie-ups between the major cable MSOs could potentially alter the cable industry's broader Wi-Fi service strategy.
While Calix reported that first-quarter 2015 revenue was $91 million, up 6.1 percent from $85.8 million for the first quarter of 2014, it said that slow budgets from its largest service provider customers could have an impact on second-quarter revenues.
MetTel is serving up a new managed Wi-Fi service for its growing base of business customers that are increasingly adding mobile connectivity into their daily interactions with employees and customers.
Cable operators have come to a crossroad. The growing popularity of online video services continues to erode their bread-and-butter video base, but Wi-Fi has emerged as a new revenue source.