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Spotlight: EU to end mobile roaming charges in June 2017

There's good news for business travelers who take to Europe often. The European Union plans to end mobile roaming charges on June 15, 2017.

Infographic: Mobile app use in California, Florida airports

As more airports deploy free Wi-Fi, it is important for them to understand how travelers use mobile apps in order to deploy network resources in an effective manner. But mobile app usage is not uniform across airports. See this comparison of California versus Florida airports.

Spotlight: Xirrus streamlines Wi-Fi access with EasyPass

Xirrus launched on Tuesday its EasyPass suite of services that manages mobile device connections to Wi-Fi networks with minimal IT involvement, making it easier for BYOD users and Internet of Things devices to connect.

Zebra unveils wall-mounted Wi-Fi access point that provides in-room mobile broadband for hotels

Business travelers who want to work in their hotel rooms are often frustrated by the poor quality of the Wi-Fi connection, even when they have to pay extra for it.To provide better Wi-Fi connectivity in hotel rooms, Zebra Technologies has made available a wall-mounted access point that can provide mobile broadband speeds in each room.

Spotlight: Dish looks to raise $10B-$15B from banks in bid for T-Mobile

Satellite TV provider Dish Networks is talking to banks about borrowing between $10 and $15 billion to buy wireless carrier T-Mobile, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NASA, Verizon reportedly team up to monitor drones

NASA and Verizon are working on essentially an air traffic control system for drones, according to a report from The Guardian. 

Business travelers rejoice, Microsoft Wi-Fi service is 'coming soon'

Business travelers are often frustrated in their efforts to get reliable Wi-Fi service in airports and hotels. Microsoft appears to be working to eliminate those Wi-Fi service hassles with a service called Microsoft Wi-Fi, according to various reports.

IoT deployments will require latest automation, networking technology

Many enterprises are thinking about or already deploying Internet of Things solutions, but IoT deployments won't be easy or cheap. In fact, IoT will require the latest in automation and wireless network technology to pull off.

Orlando airport upgrades to 802.11ac Wi-Fi network, deploys beacons and mobile app for travelers

Orlando International Airport recently deployed an advanced Wi-Fi network, Bluetooth beacons and a mobile app to help business and leisure travelers navigate their way around the airport.

BYOD concerns behind Fortinet's $44M purchase of Meru Networks, new mobile security service

To address enterprise BYOD concerns, network security firm Fortinet announced Wednesday that it is acquiring Wi-Fi networking provider Meru Networks for $44 million and launching its FortiGuard mobile security subscription service that includes mobile app control and mobile malware protection for iOS and Android devices.