Jon Gold

Senior Writer

Jon Gold covers IoT and wireless networking for Network World. He can be reached at jon_gold@idg.com.

5G base stations could be powered by lasers

Sweet-spot spectrum for enterprise 5G is growing, but slowly

Sweet-spot spectrum for enterprise 5G is growing, but slowly

The FCC is auctioning off more bandwidth for carriers to deliver the best of 5G, perhaps not at the rate service providers and their corporate customers want.

Ananki startup tries to simplify private 5G

The ONF’s newest commercial arm is a move to showcase the group’s open standards for 5G technology.

Gartner: SD-WAN, SASE biggest drivers of WAN edge infrastructure

More and more WANs live on the Internet, according to the latest market report.

Report: The chip shortage's next victim is data-center switching

Report: The chip shortage's next victim is data-center switching

Dell’Oro Group says robust data-center switch sales over the past year could foretell a looming shortage.

What is firewall as a service?

What is firewall as a service?

Virtualizing physical appliances is just one part of the equation.

Private 5G as a service is now a thing

Private 5G as a service is now a thing

Japanese carrier NTT is bringing a new offering to the US: P5G, its name for setting up private 5G networks for enterprises.

Feds' demand for software standards could boost enterprise security

Feds' demand for software standards could boost enterprise security

An executive order issued in May by the Biden Administration has elevated the status of the software bill of materials, by mandating their use in federal government contracting.

Wi-Fi 6E: Don’t let hype push you off your refresh cycle

Wi-Fi 6E: Don’t let hype push you off your refresh cycle

The promise of Wi-Fi in the 6GHz band is undeniable, but experts agree that, for now, it’s rarely worth deviating from your usual Wi-Fi refresh cycle.

IoT startup makes battery-free sensors

IoT startup makes battery-free sensors

Everactive combines very low power requirements with electricity generated from ambient energy to make IoT sensors that need no batteries.

What is edge computing and why does it matter?

What is edge computing and why does it matter?

With deployments of IoT devices and the arrival of 5G fast wireless, placing compute, storage, and analytics close to where data is created is making the case for edge computing.

A startup makes IoT sensors, no batteries necessary

A startup makes IoT sensors, no batteries necessary

Using indoor solar, thermal-gradients, and vibrations, Everactive IoT sensors power themselves without the cost of batteries and the expense of replacing them when they die.

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