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Sprint's cut in data prices won't help its network woes

'Sprint is hobbled by its network,' one analyst says...


Sprint slashes shared data plan prices

It offers four lines and 20GB of data for about $160 a month, beats other carriers...

Verizon is tops in network performance, reliability, speed in 2014 tests

RootMetrics finds AT&T close behind, with T-Mobile making big gains over Sprint...

Big tech firms back Wi-FAR for remote broadband

802.22 standard, approved in 2011, promises low-cost broadband for remote areas...

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Identify Wi-Fi thieves with this simple app

The WiFi Inspector app promises to give you a quick snapshot of connected devices. Plus, how 5 GHz Wi-Fi usage could make bandwidth theft more prevalent....

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How to troubleshoot Mac Wi-Fi problems

It happens to all of us: Suddenly, the wireless connection to your Mac slows down or disappears completely. When that happens, here's what to do....

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Considerations for Wi-Fi deployments in K-12 education settings

With the FCC's new in-school Wi-Fi initiative kicking into gear, schools need to take a few things into consideration before deploying....

Amazon Fire teardown pegs parts cost just below 32GB iPhone 5S

New Dynamic Perspective sensors help boost cost, though display costs are minimal, IHS says...

How to find the hotels, beaches and airports with the best Wi-Fi

If you're looking for a place to stay this summer where you can hole up with Netflix in the evening, avoid some of the hotel industry's biggest names. ...

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Netgear Nighthawk X6 Wi-Fi router review: The best router for a crowded house

It’s not the fastest, but it can do tricks the competition can’t....

What you should know about SDN and Wi-Fi

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is coming to Wi-Fi to give IT end-to-end control of the unified (wired and wireless) network. ...

IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

A vibration-harvesting power supply and a chip architecture for low-power communications are the latest entries...

Is Sony's Walkman set to make a comeback?

Some question whether you can really discern the difference between Sony's new high-definition music players and compressed audio files...

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Say goodbye to desktop phones

VoIP apps and a high-density 11ac Wi-Fi network let an Oklahoma insurer scrap its desktop phones....

How the FCC's in-school Wi-Fi program could affect vendors

With the FCC pushing to increase Wi-Fi investments in schools, these vendors could step up to fill the need....

802.11ac Wave 2: Sooner Than You Think, Part 2

Xirrus’ recent almost-announcement is a further indication that Wave 2 is going to get started in the market this year....

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How Aerohive is trying to personalize in-store shopping

Aerohive’s Personalized Engagement Platform packages up its own products alongside some from some strategic partners to remove much of the complexity around creating personalized services....

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What’s next for Wi-Fi? A second wave of 802.11ac devices, and then: 802.11ax

While you consider which 802.11ac router to buy, the industry is working hard to render it obsolete. Here's what to expect in the next few years, as engineers tease more bandwidth and faster transmission speeds out of Wi-Fi....

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What to expect from 11ac’s next big deal: multiuser MIMO

802.11ac is already delivering much higher Wi-Fi throughput. Later this year, with “Wave 2” of the standard, a feature called multiuser MIMO will boost network efficiency and help Wi-Fi nets handle the explosion of mobile clients....

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