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Cubans 'get' 'free community' 'Wi-Fi'

Cuba says it is further loosening its grip on the nation's internet access with the launch of its first public Wi-Fi hotspot. According to a report from The Associated Press, a community center in the capital city of Havana will serve as the only hotspot in the nation to be authorized to operate by the state-run Etecsa telco …
Shaun Nichols, 17 Mar 2015
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Telstra announces another national WiFi rollout

Telstra has announced that its re-entry into the wireless hotspot business will go into live trial before the end of the year, using public phone boxes to host WiFi in “iconic” locations. The system is being rolled out in partnership with Fon. Eventually, the commercial service will be free to people with a BigPond account, …
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Apple's screw-up leaves tethered iPhones easily crackable

iPhones being used as Wi-Fi hotspots are open to attack because of lax security protocols in the automatic password generation system Apple has in place, according to new research from the University of Erlangen in Germany. The paper, "Usability vs. Security: The Everlasting Trade-Off in the Context of Apple iOS Mobile …
Iain Thomson, 18 Jun 2013
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Greene King pubs to offer free beer Wi-Fi

Pub chain Greene King will soon offer free Wi-Fi access in all of its 2400 boozers and eateries, courtesy of The Cloud. The two companies kicked off 2012 by wiring up 300 pubs with wireless hotspots, but Greene King today said it was not only going to have all of its 1000 tied houses and other establishments thus equipped but …
Tony Smith, 22 May 2012
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O2 to serve up free Wi-Fi to coffee chain

O2 is to equip the Costa chain of coffee shops with free Wi-Fi. But the cellco said the service, which is gratis no matter what mobile operator you use, is limited to 30 minutes' access. Costa said that's typically how much time punters spend over their lattes and and pain aux raisins, but folk who want to surf for longer can …
Tony Smith, 4 May 2012
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1,600 pubs and bars to get free Wi-Fi

Yes, Mitchells & Butlers does sound like a comedy duo or a brand up up-market smokes, but it's actually the owner of a string of eateries that O2 will be equipping with gratis Wi-Fi. M&B runs Irish theme-pubs O'Neill's, plus Nicholson's pubs; All Bar One; the posh version of All Bar One, Brown's; and 1970s throwbacks Harvester …
Tony Smith, 12 Mar 2012
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Tru unveils iPad local rate data-pricing for UK, US and Oz

Multi-country "local anywhere" mobile operator Tru is launching a £20-a-month iPad bundle that currently provides local rate broadband in the UK, US and Australia. A similar package will be available in the US "shortly", according to the company, which also intends to add Spain, Hong Kong and the Netherlands to its roster of …
John Lettice, 1 Jun 2011
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BSkyB reels in Wi-Fi network operator The Cloud

BSkyB confirmed this morning that it bought Wi-Fi hotspot provider The Cloud Networks Ltd earlier this month for an undisclosed sum. It said the deal was subject to regulatory clearance in Jersey, where The Cloud recently inked a partnership with Jersey Telecom. Sky said it has bought The Cloud to beef up its mobile content …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Jan 2011
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Great Scot! Wi-Fi on the Glasgow Subway

Glasgow Subway is Wi-Fi-ed up, a first for a British underground railway. The service is supplied by hotspot provider The Cloud and is available in all 15 stations and platforms. But no tunnels. Commuters are initially offered fifteen minutes free and then must buy on standard subscription terms - £2 for a 24 hour period. O2 …
Caleb Cox, 26 Oct 2010
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Weeny SIM Wi-Fi hotspot is here! But why?

MWC Another attempt to add value to the diminutive GSM SIM sees Sagem Orga squeezing an entire Wi-Fi hotspot into a SIM card - we're just not sure why. SIMFi, as the product has been named, is a normal SIM card usable in any handset, but it also packs 802.11 Wi-Fi that can enable any 3G handset to operate as a hotspot sharing its …
Bill Ray, 15 Feb 2010
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Fring ties up deal with WeFi

Fring has added access to WeFi's alleged 20 million hotspot network to its free VoIP client, in a deal that promotes both companies but still makes no money for either. For a while Fring, enjoyed being the only way to get Skype onto a mobile, other than Windows. But these days there are quite a few ways to achieve that, so …
Bill Ray, 23 Apr 2009
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Huawei shows tiny HSDPA Wi-Fi hotspot gadget

Modem maker Huawei has introduced what it claims is the world's smallest and lightest HSDPA connection-sharing gadget yet. Huawei i-Mo Huawei's i-Mo: not just a 3G dongle, it's a Wi-Fi hotspot too Dubbed the i-Mo and the size of "a small key chain", the unit looks rather like Huawei's old E220 HSDPA modem, but it has an …
Tony Smith, 13 Feb 2009
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Nokia says no plan to switch phones to Linux

Despite reports to the contrary, Nokia is not embracing Linux as a platform for its mobile phones. The Finnish giant insists that comments reported by Reuters and others were quoted out of context and that nothing has changed. Speculation started when comments from Rick Simonson, Nokia's Financial Director, that the mobile …
Bill Ray, 21 May 2008

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