5G vs. Wi-Fi

The evolution of wireless technologies has been going at a steady pace. Two technologies have been dominating the market for more than two decades.  The advent of GSM or 2G as it is widely known, has allowed true mobile communications that culminated with the latest 5G evolution, while the Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) standard has brought […]

Wireless Fidelity, or simply Wi-Fi, standardized under IEEE 802.11, revolutionized the way we connect and access the internet. It allowed ubiquitous connectivity and a declining dependence on wired Ethernet connections and modems. Wi-Fi has become an integral part of our life with our houses, workplaces, leisure centers, even public transportation facilities, among others, equipped with […]


India’s government has approved a new infrastructure scheme that would see millions of people have access to Wi-Fi across the country via grassroots hotspots in an attempt to elevate wireless Internet connectivity. The scheme – called PM Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (PM-WANI) – will entail a complete framework including multiple elements such as Public Data […]

In order to provide internet coverage for Africa’s young population by 2030, the telecoms industry, governments, and economic institutions will need to invest over $100 billion over the next 10 years, according to a report by the Working Group on Broadband for All.  Accessibility is an essential first step in bridging the digital divide.  According […]

The launch of Wi-Fi network standards to enhance global roaming

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) is launching what it has called an open global roaming Wi-Fi federation standard and has announced that it is open for business from today. It claims that the new standards and resulting federation will take away the need for roamers to search for Wi-Fi networks, to repeatedly enter or create […]

School shutdowns

By MEG KINNARD and MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — Students struggling to get online in a rural South Carolina county received a boost last week with the arrival of six buses equipped with Wi-Fi, some of the hundreds the state has rolled out since schools were closed by the coronavirus outbreak. With […]

Home internet

By FRANK BAJAK AP Technology Writer With so much of the U.S. workforce — and their families — now cooped up at home to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, it’s not a huge surprise that home internet is showing the strain. If you’ve had a business videoconference stutter while your teenagers play Call […]

Free Wifi

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. internet and wireless providers have announced temporary measures to make getting online less expensive and onerous as enforced social distancing due to the new coronavirus forces more human interaction online. Most notable is Comcast’s free public Wi-Fi for all for 60 days, effective Saturday. Major metropolitan areas are thick with Comcast’s […]