Craig Mathias

Principal

Craig J. Mathias is a principal with Farpoint Group, an advisory firm specializing in wireless networking and mobile computing. Founded in 1991, Farpoint Group works with technology developers, manufacturers, carriers and operators, enterprises, and the financial community. Craig is an internationally-recognized industry and technology analyst, consultant, conference speaker, author, columnist, and blogger. He regularly writes for Network World, CIO.com, and TechTarget. Craig holds an Sc.B. degree in Computer Science from Brown University, and is a member of the Society of Sigma Xi and the IEEE.

Network operations: A new role for AI and ML

How to boost Wi-Fi performance: Experts talk planning, troubleshooting

How to boost Wi-Fi performance: Experts talk planning, troubleshooting

Wi-Fi experts from Cisco, Aruba, Ekahau, Extreme and Mist share best practices for Wi-Fi performance optimization, focused on three major phases of large-scale Wi-Fi installation: planning and pre-installation, post-installation...

5 best practices to boost Wi-Fi performance

5 best practices to boost Wi-Fi performance

Wi-Fi experts share best practices for establishing and maintaining optimal WLAN performance.

Wi-Fi analytics get real

Wi-Fi analytics get real

IT pros talk about the benefits they reap from the Wi-Fi analytics tools they’ve installed in their production networks and the benefits they hope for as these platforms evolve.

How millimeter-wave wireless could help support 5G and IoT

How millimeter-wave wireless could help support 5G and IoT

Millimeter-wave technology is becoming less expensive and easier to deploy, making it a candidate for many wireless connections, including backhaul, personal area networks, LANs and even mobile devices.

How smartphones-as-laptops could change network requirements

How smartphones-as-laptops could change network requirements

The cost of enterprise mobile-device hardware and software could drive an architecture that supports end users via cloud access to applications with less reliance on local computing by the devices themselves.

Network World's searchable glossary of wireless terms

Network World's searchable glossary of wireless terms

From amplifier to wireless network topology, find concise definitions of wireless terminology

After virtualization and cloud, what’s left on premises?

After virtualization and cloud, what’s left on premises?

Extreme virtualization leaves just switches, access points, secure routers

What is virtualization?

What is virtualization?

Virtualization can refer to desktops, servers even networks, and each has its own benefits that can

What is 5G? [And how it will change wireless networking ]

What is 5G? [And how it will change wireless networking ]

5g wireless networks are just about ready for prime time, overcoming backhaul and backward-compatibility issues, and promising the possibility of all-mobile networking through enhanced throughput.

Test: Can Mu-Mimo really boost Wi-Fi capacity?

MU-MIMO is a feature of the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard that can boost Wi-Fi capacity, this test finds.

The future of Wi-Fi: The best is yet to come

The future of Wi-Fi: The best is yet to come

This article will describe the current major activities in Wi-Fi technologies and products, and explore the key issues and challenges that remain.

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