Monday, December 3, 2012

TWC Uses WeFi to Optimize Wi-Fi Connectivity

Todd Spangler reports to MultiChannel that "Time Warner Cable wants to keep broadband customers from cutting the cord -- by making it easier for them to connect to high-speed Wi-Fi outside the home .. the cable operator is using a technology from Israeli startup WeFi that automatically identifies the best possible Wi-Fi signal available in a given area and then connects a user’s mobile device. That will let TWC’s broadband subscribers seamlessly tap into more than 60,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the U.S., including those operated by its four MSO brethren .. in addition, the WeFi system promises to let TWC identify the highest-traffic areas to help determine where to place additional hotspots".

WeFi CEO Zur Feldman (pictured) told MultiChannel that "The WeFi technology is embedded in TWC’s WiFi Finder app for Android [see below]. The Apple iOS version with the hotspot location functionality is in development and will be available within a few weeks .. WeFi’s hotspot-location system is used by 7 million users worldwide. Its database catalogs 145 million hotspots globally, with about 50 million of those in the U.S. The startup has another American “Tier 1” operator customer .. but he declined to identify it". 

See "MSO Uses Technology from Startup WeFi to Connect Users to CableWiFi Networks" - here.

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