We’ve heard it before: Tech media predicting the end of Wi-Fi. This time the culprit is Bloomberg Technology and a host of syndicated publications. But actually, nothing could be further from the truth.
News & Blog
I recently stumbled across a surprising move in the Wi-Fi ecosystem – the acquisition of Open Mesh, one of the Wi-Fi Access Point companies in the OpenWRT space. The acquirer, Datto is in the Cloud-managed backup business – not your typical switching company filling a hole in their access portfolio with a Wi-Fi product line. So what’s the play?
Cognitive computing: It’s all about computers making decisions with human-like intelligence based on mountains of data. But how could this benefit the Wi-Fi industry and not least billions of Wi-Fi users out there?
Wi-Fi is already connecting millions of Africans to the Internet every day. Now new Wi-Fi technology may be just what Africa ordered for getting more folks connected, faster, better – and still at low cost. Sub-Saharan Africa may be one of the most cost-sensitive telco markets in the world. That’s why low-cost (or free) Wi-Fi […]
Until now the highly-prized concept of ‘mobility’ (meaning not losing the wireless connection when you move around) has belonged to the cellular world. Now, this about to change. New ‘mobility enhancements’ to the Wi-Fi standard will deliver cellular-style handoffs and a host of other improvements that should make Wi-Fi perform much like cellular 4G – but faster. An incremental […]
The Wi-Fi industry is famous for churning out new technology at a feverish pace. Wi-Fi NOW in Washington DC is your chance to get to know four promising new Wi-Fi standards. Here’s a brief preview: 802.11ax: Goodbye, contention. Building on the success of 802.11ac, 802.11ax will serve up big improvements in every performance category, including speed, serving more devices, better high-density performance, […]