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