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Globalstar Demo Stokes TLPS Debate
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
The controversy over Globalstar's proposed terrestrial low power service intensifies after the satellite provider touted stellar test results.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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Is License-Assisted Access Needed?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate NetworksCommentary
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.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks,
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MWC: FCC Chairman Defends Net Neutrality Decision
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantNews
Tom Wheeler says the FCC's new rules for Internet service providers don't impose utility-like regulation.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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802.11ac Wave 2 & The Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Push
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network ComputingNews
Cisco releases Catalyst multi-gigabit Ethernet technology amid dueling vendor standards efforts to support Wave 2 access points without new cabling.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing,
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Wireless Engineer Career Resources: Break In Or Brush Up
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
Thinking of a career in WiFi? We outline some resources to break into the field or brush up on skills, if you’re a seasoned wireless LAN professional in need of a refresher.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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Upgrading To 802.11ac WiFi: 4 Coping Strategies
Dirk Gates, Executive Chairman & Founder, XirrusCommentary
The latest version of WiFi, 802.11ac, is still making its way into the enterprise, in the lull before Wave 2 products arrive. Follow these tips to make the upgrade process less painful.
By Dirk Gates Executive Chairman & Founder, Xirrus,
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IPv6 Network Testing: Avoid The Top 5 Troubles
UNH IOL, UNH-IOLEducation
Test networks can be tricky, and IPv6 adds another dimension of complexity. Learn the most common issues associated with IPv6 testing and how to fix them.
By UNH IOL UNH-IOL,
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When Enterprise WLANs Go Bad
Michele Chubirka, Security Professional; Host, Commentary
The Marriott wireless debacle underscores the difficulty of managing WLANs, which are often neglected in the enterprise.
By Michele Chubirka Security Professional; Host, "Healthy Paranoia" Podcast,
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WiFi Coaches Keep Super Bowl WLAN In Winning Form
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadNews
Roam wireless stadium support staff will be lending a hand to Super Bowl fans that can't live without their connection.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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Data Encryption On The Rise
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
With corporate demand for data security growing, full data encryption is becoming a default feature in the mobile space.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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The Case For WLAN Interoperability
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
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.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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Selecting Wireless Access Points For The Enterprise
Network Computing Editors,
The humble wireless access point is a workhorse of today's enterprise network. See how models from Cisco, HP, Aruba, Aerohive, Xirrus, and Ruckus compare.
By Network Computing Editors ,
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What's Your Wi-Fi Strategy For 2015?
Edgar Figueroa, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wi-Fi AllianceCommentary
Enterprises that don't seize the opportunity to unlock IT value through wireless connectivity run the risk of being left behind.
By Edgar Figueroa President and Chief Executive Officer, Wi-Fi Alliance,
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Google Fiber, Utility Poles & The FCC
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
If the FCC gives Google access to public telecom infrastructure for deploying Google Fiber, it could open the door for many broadband providers.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Mobile Virtualization: The Future Of Security
Dror Nadler, Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances, CellroxCommentary
Smartphones are a prime target for sensitive personal and corporate data, but mobile virtualization can isolate data and protect it from threats.
By Dror Nadler Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Cellrox,
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Globalstar's TLPS: A Strange Battle For Spectrum
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
Satellite communications provider wants the FCC to authorize its exclusive use of a bit of frequency to create a new WiFi service. The WiFi industry is not pleased.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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802.11ac On The Rise In The Enterprise
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT ConsultantCommentary
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.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant,
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Aerohive Adds Wireless Bridging
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical LeadCommentary
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.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead,
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How Ethernet Can Secure The Connected Car
Ben Gale, Technical Director, Infrastructure and Networking, BroadcomCommentary
In-car networks could become the next favorite target for hackers. Ethernet offers many options to protect the connected car from malicious attacks.
By Ben Gale Technical Director, Infrastructure and Networking, Broadcom,
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Apple Pay: Gateway Drug To Security, Competition
Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWindsCommentary
Consumer payment choice will increase competition and the development of PoS security. Just ask those folks with the warm Starbucks cups and smiling faces.
By Patrick Hubbard Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds,
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