Peter Thornycroft

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Peter Thornycroft is an engineer in the CTO’s group at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, with interests in voice-over-WLAN, location and RF technologies. He has over 20 years of industry experience with a variety of wireless, carrier and voice technologies. Prior to Aruba, Mr Thornycroft held senior product management and technical marketing positions with Cisco Systems, StrataCom and Northern Telecom.

He is an active participant in the Wi-Fi Alliance and the IEEE 802.11 standards body and holds an MA in electrical sciences engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Peter Thornycroft and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Extending Network Capacity in Enterprise WLANs with 802.11ax

How 802.11ax Improves the Experience for Everyone

How 802.11ax Improves the Experience for Everyone

Looking beyond the traditional techniques used in 802.11n and 802.11ac to new ideas

Why is OFDMA a Magical Feature in the 802.11ax Standard?

Why is OFDMA a Magical Feature in the 802.11ax Standard?

OFDMA significantly reduces contention and preamble overhead, especially for short packets prevalent in many networks. But there’s more.

When Will We Be Able to Purchase 802.11ax Access Points and Client Devices?

When Will We Be Able to Purchase 802.11ax Access Points and Client Devices?

There are 3 milestones ahead: the IEEE, the Wi-Fi Alliance, and the Chipmakers.

Goals and Key Features of 802.11ax

Goals and Key Features of 802.11ax

802.11ax promises improvements in peak performance and worst-case performance under real-world conditions.

Using Passpoint for private Wi-Fi networks

Using Passpoint for private Wi-Fi networks

Enterprise access points already support Passpoint. As implementation in phones moves forward, non-carriers are finding interesting new applications.

Machine learning solutions put a twist on enterprise network architecture

Machine learning solutions put a twist on enterprise network architecture

As enterprise networking vendors incorporate machine learning, they are adopting similar architectures, reinforcing a change in the way we view the network.

Current developments in Wi-Fi spectrum

Current developments in Wi-Fi spectrum

Here are some of the areas where the Wi-Fi industry is active today and working with regulators, managing threats and taking advantage of opportunities.

The beginning of the end for enterprise network VLANs

The beginning of the end for enterprise network VLANs

We can look forward to a day when configuring and maintaining VLANs is no longer a fact of enterprise life.

Shining a light on LiFi in the enterprise

Shining a light on LiFi in the enterprise

Visible light communications, LiFi, is barely out of the lab, but it may take off in a few years.

Bluetooth rising

Bluetooth rising

In a few years, we will see enterprise-grade Bluetooth infrastructure solutions along the lines of today’s Wi-Fi WLANs.

Service providers see opportunity in enterprise WLANs

Service providers see opportunity in enterprise WLANs

Can the traditional service provider weaknesses be overcome and drive a successful entry into the managed wireless local area network (WLAN) market?

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