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Will 802.11ac Kill Wired Ethernet?
The evidence is all around us that wireless networks are rapidly replacing wired as the connectivity option of choice, and not just for mobile phones and tablets.
5 GHz Is Finally Mainstream
The Wi-Fi Alliance's new report shows widespread use of the 5 GHz spectrum by WiFi devices, but it shouldn't have taken this long. The alliance could have done more to speed 5 GHz adoption.
HP Debuts New Campus Switch Modules, SDN App
HP products are among the many new technologies launching at this week's Interop. Others include EnGenius' WLAN management platform and Fiber Mountain's updated orchestration system.
Networking Survival Guide: 8 Essential Rules
The enterprise network isn't getting any simpler, but following these important guidelines will help IT pros implement, maintain, and improve even the most complex networking environment.
What's Hot In Networking: 7 Key Trends
From SDN and network automation to IPv6 and 802.11ac, the big trends in the networking industry demand your attention, and you can find them at Interop Las Vegas.
Globalstar Demo Stokes TLPS Debate
The controversy over Globalstar's proposed terrestrial low power service intensifies after the satellite provider touted stellar test results.
Is License-Assisted Access Needed?
Some carriers are eyeing the use of LTE in unlicensed 5GHz spectrum as a way to keep up with skyrocketing capacity demands, but the technology isn't an ideal solution.
When Enterprise WLANs Go Bad
The Marriott wireless debacle underscores the difficulty of managing WLANs, which are often neglected in the enterprise.
Data Encryption On The Rise
With corporate demand for data security growing, full data encryption is becoming a default feature in the mobile space.
The Case For WLAN Interoperability
Many new wireless devices don't play well on enterprise WLANs. It's time for the Wi-Fi Alliance to step up and fix the fragmented WiFi market.
802.11ac On The Rise In The Enterprise
Infonetics report shows that shipments of 802.11ac access points are picking up. The new WiFi standard offers many enterprise benefits, but watch out for integration issues.
Aerohive Adds Wireless Bridging
Point-to-point wireless bridging can be complicated for a WLAN designer. Aerohive is the latest WLAN vendor to help streamline the process by including the capability in an access point.
WLAN Management Startup Aims High
Many WLAN administrators long for relief from native, legacy wireless networking management tools. Nira Wireless offers a new cloud-based system, but it isn't mature enough yet to displace Cisco and Aruba tools.
Drones Take On Cell Tower Maintenance
Fluke Networks aims to improve technician safety and streamline tower maintenance workflows by adapting its Wireless Work Advisor tool to drone technology.
Apple Picks Aerohive For ConnectED Program
A WLAN vendor wins a big role as an Apple partner in a federal effort to deploy WiFi gear and iPads in underserved schools. But will the grandiose program end up being a boondoggle?
Fiber Networks & The New Digital Divide
All-fiber networks provide virtually unlimited bandwidth, but fiber-to-the-home services aren't available in many areas, leaving many people without the high-speed broadband needed for today's applications.
IT & The Millennial Workforce
The modern workforce has high expectations for network performance and wireless access. But providing unfettered access can put the business at risk. IT must draw the line.
Business WiFi On A Budget
For businesses that can't afford enterprise WLAN products, there are a lot of low-cost WiFi options. Just be prepared for the tradeoffs.