Wi-Fi connectivity downtime results in US$51 million in business losses and dramatically impacts a company’s brand reputation
Kaspersky Lab has found that every fourth (28%) Wi-Fi hotspot is unsecured and poses a risk to users' personal data.
REDtone International Bhd has returned to profitability with a RM1.86 million (US$591,600) profit after tax for the financial ended May 31, 2012, following a RM12.3 million (US$3.9 million) loss after tax in FY11. The profit after tax was mainly driven by significant growth in its data and broadband services, the company said in a statement.
While the rapid growth of mobile broadband traffic is pressurizing operators to look beyond the negative revenue implications of Wi-Fi as a viable traffic offload option, today's carrier-grade solutions do not fully meet operators' needs, according to Ovum.
The Makati City Government said it has signed up telco giant PLDT to provide free Wi-Fi service in the Makati City Hall as a prelude to its bigger plan to make Makati the first “Wi-Fi City” in the Philippines.
The owner and operator of one of the largest Wi-Fi networks in Malaysia believes that making amendments to the law isn’t the right response to address certain cyber security concerns expressed by the government.
Mobile operators in the region have no choice but to embrace enterprise-grade Wi-Fi technology to keep up with demand of burgeoning cellular traffic, but several challenges are arrayed against the rolling out of a full-fledged, seamless cellular-cum-Wi-Fi network, notes an industry body.