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 […]
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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.
Need for Wi-Fi spectrum projected to surge A new study commissioned by the Wi-Fi Alliance projects that at least 500 MHz of additional spectrum is will be needed by 2025 to satisfy the explosion in Wi-Fi-capable devices and the continued surge in traffic. The study was produced by UK-based Quotient Associates and is co-authored by William […]
Earlier this month South Africa’s Internet Solutions (IS) selected Dublin-based vendor Accuris to deliver the platform for seamless, managed Wi-Fi services across IS’s formidable African network footprint. You can read the full press release here. So will this be a boost for Wi-Fi everywhere for everyone in Africa? We think yes – and here’s why. […]
The evolution of Wi-Fi (802.11) speeds has been crazy fast over the past few years. Now it seems the Wi-Fi industry is heading for another quantum leap in speed & range. The latest IEEE-standard to reach the draft stage is called 802.11ay, and the numbers – to say the least – are staggering. The 802.11ay […]