Virgin Media is acquiring Arqiva Wifi to expand its wireless network reach and connectivity throughout the UK.
Virgin Media will soon be striking a deal to bring in Arqiva Wi-Fi into Virgin’s corporate fold as a part of Virgin Media Business. Arqiva WiFi is one of the largest Wi-Fi solution providers in the UK, with 31,000 Wi-Fi access points installed in 6,500 UK locations (including 250 London Underground stations). By acquiring Arqiva Wi-Fi, it is highly likely that Virgin Media will become one of the largest public Wi-Fi providers in the UK. (more…)
Nowadays, hacking attacks that threaten Wi-Fi network security are the order of the day.
In order to prevent malicious users from accessing networks and sensitive data, such as email password and bank account information, administrators should effectively improve their wireless network security by regularly changing their APs’ username and password, and configuring them with password-protected SSIDs.
The European commission is working on a new project that aims to offer free Wi-Fi to citizens in the bigger European citie, by 2020.
The project consists of two parts: one, the creation (installation/deployment) of free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout Europe and two, the propagation of the 5th generation wireless system (5G).
With the ends to propagate 5G in Europe, European regulations have established that at least one city per each European country should be equipped with the 5th generation wireless system. This propagation plan will be put in place in 2018, according to the European Commission.
The European Commission sees even beyond the objectives of the regulation and hopes that by 2025, 5G will be propagated everywhere, particularly in train stations, airports, and other important public spaces. The benefits from 5G deployment in Europe is estimated to be €113.1bn annually by 2025.
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A survey conducted by ZK Research revealed that Wi-Fi issues are mostly based on users’ false perceptions.
Nowadays, a high-quality and secure wireless connection is a must-have, specially considering many devices today function via or with Wi-Fi and require a reliable connection. In order to investigate the perceptions versus the realities of Wi-Fi issues, ZK Research surveyed 102 Wi-Fi users. (more…)