Thursday, May 23 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:08:29 GMT
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone. We told you the fountain was being removed last month. Church Street Marketplace leaders say it was too expensive to run and blocked foot traffic.More >>
A staple atop Church Street in downtown Burlington is gone.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:01 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:01:37 GMT
If you're approached by a Vermont State Trooper, there's one thing you may not see, a tattoo. That's because for six years the department hasn't allowed visible ink.But VSP Captain David Notte saysMore >>
Vermont State Police say it's considering changing its tattoo policy, to get more recruits. Right now you can't have any visible tattoos, but that could soon change.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:54:33 GMT
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses. So much so it has the Department of Public Works looking closely at making some major repairs to the entire system. TheMore >>
Yesterday's quick downpour is leaving long-term damage to Burlington roads and businesses.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:24:21 GMT
Undocumented immigrants in Vermont won a huge battle in the state legislature this year that will eventually give them the chance to earn driver's licenses. That includes Jose Norman. "I've been hereMore >>
The new law won't take effect until January 2014.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:51:07 GMT
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt. According to the Shelburne Fire Department, something in the back of a Casella Waste truck caught fire. TheMore >>
Crews are responding to a garbage truck that caught fire off Shelburne Road in Shelburne, Vt.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:04:40 GMT
The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state. According to the legislation HB573, it would allow patients with cancer, glaucoma, positive status forMore >>
The N.H. Senate is expected to take up a bill Thursday to legalize medical marijuana in the state.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:34:26 GMT
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.FOX44 and ABC22 reporter Michael Page says they haven't found anythingMore >>
The Essex Fire Department and Vermont Gas are currently investigating the smell of propane at the Edge Fitness Center in Essex, Vt.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:22:39 GMT
The annual Spring Move Out Project in Burlington Thursday. The project allows you to get rid of unwanted, but still usable household goods. You can bring clothes, books, furniture, household items, andMore >>
The annual Spring Move Out Project is being held in Burlington Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:40:21 GMT
If you're planning on traveling this holiday weekend, you're not alone. According to AAA, more than 30 million Americans will be on the roadways. On average, they'll also be driving at least 50 miles forMore >>
If you're planning on traveling this holiday weekend, you're not alone.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:31 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:31:51 GMT
Each year between 5 and 7 million animals enter a shelter. Purina Cat Chow is trying to offset some of those costs. The company is donating $200,000 to 50 shelters and that's where you come in. A quickMore >>
Each year between 5 and 7 million animals enter a shelter. Purina Cat Chow is trying to offset some of those costs. More >>
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SOURCE WeFi Inc.
WeFi's WeANDSF and UXT solutions let service providers grow ARPU, contain network costs, stem churn and grow subscribers by delivering the best mobile broadband experience
BARCELONA, Spain and HERNDON, Va., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- at Mobile World Congress 2013 Booth #5H70 -- WeFi Inc. (www.wefi.com) is helping mobile network operators (MNOs) and cable TV multiple systems operators (MSOs) maximize their infrastructure enhancement opportunities with today's commercial launch of its User Experience Topology (UXT) interactive research solution. WeFi's award-winning UXT gives service providers multiple ways to research, visualize and analyze an unprecedented amount of real-time and historical information collected by the company's WeANDSF (WeFi enhanced Access Network Discovery and Selection Function) "always best connected" solution, which ensures subscribers are always connected to the best Wi-Fi hotspot, small cell or mobile network.
"As more bandwidth-hungry wireless devices and applications enter the market, the demand for mobile data and video services is exploding, creating both an opportunity and a challenge that WeFi helps service providers address," said Zur Feldman, WeFi chairman and CEO. "The powerful capabilities of our innovative WeANDSF solution, in combination with our cutting-edge innovative UXT interactive research solution, allow service providers to maximize the performance of Wi-Fi and small cell deployments. WeFi technology allows service providers facing competitive threats like never before to stem churn by meeting or exceeding the broadband requirements of their subscribers, increasing ARPU through new value-added services, all while minimizing hot spot deployment and operational costs."
WeANDSF ensures service providers that their end users enjoy the best possible mobile broadband experience, regardless of delivery network – whether it's a service provider's own Wi-Fi or cellular network or those of other network operators. WeANDSF is also the only solution of its kind to continually utilize "anonymized" data that is crowd sourced from millions of mobile device users all over the world. This data includes the services used (e.g., voice, video, text, email, etc.), the bandwidth consumed at each location and how user experiences fluctuate over time. UXT allows customers to display, analyze and interact with this always up-to-date and dynamically growing dataset visually in topographic maps showing the activity of every Wi-Fi hot spot or cellular base station in a city.
The combination of WeANDSF and UXT enables MNOs and MSOs to ensure their subscribers are always connected to the best base station or access point, and that additional infrastructure is only deployed precisely where needed to cover gaps in coverage or to enhance available capacity, helping contain capital and operational costs, and most importantly providing the best end user experience possible.
Major MNOs and MSOs, such as Time Warner Cable, already rely on WeANDSF and UXT as key components of their Wi-Fi efforts.
"Offering our subscribers a compelling, high-quality mobile broadband experience is a strategic imperative for us and WeFi's WeANDSF and UXT solutions are playing critical roles in our TWC Wi-Fi initiative," said Robert Cerbone, vice president of wireless products for Time Warner Cable. "WeFi helps address a key concern, that of ensuring the best possible service quality, which is vital in growing usage among our subscribers."
For MNOs, a key goal is to reduce the congestion on their cellular networks by offloading data users onto Wi-Fi hotspots or small cells. While seemingly straightforward, MNOs must ensure that their customers do not suffer a poor experience when offloaded or they risk losing these customers. WeANDSF addresses this by only offloading when and where the network used for offloading – a Wi-Fi hotspot or a small-cell – is predicted with very high certainty to provide an equal if not substantially better quality mobile broadband experience.
Cable MSOs are looking to Wi-Fi as an excellent complement to the very successful cable modem service they have offered for years. By deploying Wi-Fi hotspots and offering free Wi-Fi as a "value added" service to their subscribers, MSOs can provide their subscribers with a high-quality mobile broadband experience outside the home. With reliable, high performance Wi-Fi connectivity, MSOs will be able to deliver best-in-class TV Everywhere services, and continue to drive retention and adoption rates.
Today, most MNOs and MSOs over deploy hotspots to ensure adequate coverage in widely targeted areas. WeANDSF UXT gives network planners a new state-of-the-art approach that dramatically reduces both capital and operational expenses. With WeANDSF and UXT operators can strategically pinpoint deployments that not only ensure the best possible user experience without coverage gaps, they also minimize needless hotspot overlap and infrastructure placed in less than optimal locations.
About WeFi Through its advanced WeANDSF technology and comprehensive hotspot database – the industry's largest with over 150 million hotspots – WeFi optimizes wireless data service performance and extends past and new investments in infrastructure Wi-Fi networks to assure wireless carriers, cable operators and streaming media content producers deliver the best mobility experience in a data driven world. WeFi's patented technology provides customers unparalleled control of and visibility into the use of Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity, both on and off their own networks, allowing operators to better plan networks, predict usage and deliver the best network connections. For more information, visit www.wefi.com.