Jon Gold

Senior Writer

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

Full speed ahead for contested 5G, W-Fi spectrum

IoT in 2022: IoT turns into a service

IoT in 2022: IoT turns into a service

As IoT matures, vendors are creating application bundles to simplify deployments, but security remains a worry.

Latest 5G specs highlight IoT support, better spectrum efficiency

Latest 5G specs highlight IoT support, better spectrum efficiency

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project has issued recommended enhancements of 5G systems architecture and radio access networks.

Bumps in the road for open RAN

Bumps in the road for open RAN

The much-vaunted technology is thought to be the way to simplify 5G deployments and keep carrier capex low, but there’s a long way to go before it hits the mainstream.

 There's a 3-6 month wait for Wi-Fi 6

There's a 3-6 month wait for Wi-Fi 6

The chip shortage is hitting Wi-Fi 6, the top performing standard for wireless LAN connectivity that is highly in demand, but supply chain issues are slowing its spread.

FCC auction for prime 5G bandwidth rakes in $21.8B

FCC auction for prime 5G bandwidth rakes in $21.8B

The month-long FCC auction of 3.5GHz-to-3.55GHz wireless spectrum seems to have favored large providers looking to move ahead with their 5G-network deployments.

Researchers show how to exploit Bluetooth Classic security flaws

Researchers show how to exploit Bluetooth Classic security flaws

A set of Bluetooth Classic vulnerabilities has a new proof-of-concept from a Singapore-based security research team, as chipset makers scramble to deploy patches.

Report: Chip shortage and edge/IoT will drive IT change in 2022

Report: Chip shortage and edge/IoT will drive IT change in 2022

Forrester Research says IT pros now think of IoT and edge as inextricably connected and that the two will be used to help enterprises comply with US government regulations.

RHEL 8.5 caters to multicloud, predictive analytics, containerization

RHEL 8.5 caters to multicloud, predictive analytics, containerization

The latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux strengthens tools for vulnerability identification, compliance, and remediation.

A $1.9B FCC fund to replace banned 5G telco gear might be too little

A $1.9B FCC fund to replace banned 5G telco gear might be too little

The FCC is distributing money to help mostly rural wireless providers replace 5G network gear they bought from Huawei and ZTE, whose products are banned in the US over security concerns.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 drops in beta version

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 drops in beta version

Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 9 is edge-friendly and has plenty of new features, but a surprisingly forgiving learning curve.

Private LTE cellular enables remote learning for a Utah school district

Private LTE cellular enables remote learning for a Utah school district

Using recently available citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) wireless spectrum and help from a state-wide non-profit, Murray City schools deployed a network that gives students the bandwidth to attend virtual classes

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