Wireless Infrastructure
Expert Analysis
Mobile Internet Faces Big Obstacles
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
Connecting 1.5 billion people in developing countries isn't easy, despite Facebook's efforts.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Why Net Neutrality Matters For Big-Data Apps
Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
New businesses like Uber and Tesla depend on big data analytics to provide cutting-edge services. They need a fast and free Internet to flourish.
By Nik Rouda Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Drones Take On Cell Tower Maintenance
Lee Badman, Commentary
Fluke Networks aims to improve technician safety and streamline tower maintenance workflows by adapting its Wireless Work Advisor tool to drone technology.
By Lee Badman ,
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Regulators Target Carrier Data Throttling
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
FCC complaint against AT&T for alleged data throttling illustrates growing tension between regulators and carriers over ISP network management practices.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Apple Picks Aerohive For ConnectED Program
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
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?
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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Cisco Drives 2.5 & 5 Gigabit Ethernet Initiative
Jessica Lipsky, News
Networking giant teams with semiconductor companies Aquantia, Freescale and Xilinx to launch NBASE-T Alliance to speed data rates on legacy cabling.
By Jessica Lipsky ,
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Fiber Networks & The New Digital Divide
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
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.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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FCC-Marriott WiFi Blocking Fine Opens Pandora's Box
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
The FCC's action against Marriott for blocking personal hotspots at Nashville hotel leads to a lot of uncertainty for WLAN administrators and their ability to protect their networks.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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IT & The Millennial Workforce
Azmi Jafarey, Chief Information Officer, IpswitchCommentary
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.
By Azmi Jafarey Chief Information Officer, Ipswitch,
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Business WiFi On A Budget
Lee Badman, Commentary
For businesses that can't afford enterprise WLAN products, there are a lot of low-cost WiFi options. Just be prepared for the tradeoffs.
By Lee Badman ,
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Mobile Dependence Is Crippling Disaster Response
Marty Lamb, Vice President of Engineering, RajantCommentary
Public safety reliance on public cellular and wireless networks, without significant network infrastructure improvements, means that when disaster strikes, communications fails for everyone.
By Marty Lamb Vice President of Engineering, Rajant,
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Sub-1GHz Wireless: The Low-Power WiFi Solution
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
The new 802.11ah standard paves the way for WiFi networks to support the avalanche of sensors and devices that will come with the Internet of Things.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Using Carrier WiFi To Offload IoT Networks
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
The growing trend of WiFi offloading by carriers can help provide connectivity for the Internet of Things explosion.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Aerohive Adds iBeacon Support
Lee Badman, Commentary
Enterprise WiFi vendor teams with Radius Networks to provide retailers and others with centrally managed proximity beacon capability.
By Lee Badman ,
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SDN, WiFi & The Microsoft Lync Connection
Lee Badman, Commentary
WiFi vendors like Aruba Networks are using the Lync SDN API as a launch pad for their foray into software-defined networking.
By Lee Badman ,
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Mobile WLAN Tools: Pros & Cons
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
WiFi troubleshooting tools are moving beyond laptops to mobile devices. Though these professional-grade apps provide increased flexibility, they have their downsides.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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Can New Math Speed Up The Internet?
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
Scientists from Denmark, in collaboration with MIT and Caltech researchers, have developed a new way to transmit information over the Internet using mathematical equations instead of sending packets.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Broadcom Talks Open Networking, WiFi Trends
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Network Computing met with Ram Velaga, who heads Broadcom's Ethernet switch portfolio, to talk about open networking, Ethernet switch trends, and 802.11ac adoption.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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2014 IT Spending: Getting More For Less
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
Fierce competition in a rapidly changing IT industry has resulted in bargains for enterprise IT buyers this year, but don't expect the good deals to last long.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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LTE Broadcast On The Horizon
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
The technology, which allows cellular operators to multicast popular live TV and sporting events to multiple subscribers, is gaining traction.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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