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.

04/24/2017

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.

04/13/2017

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.

04/07/2017

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.

12/12/2016

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.

10/11/2016

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.

08/26/2016

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?

07/29/2016

Wi-Fi Certified Passpoint zig-zags towards success

Wi-Fi Certified Passpoint zig-zags towards success

The Wi-Fi Alliance's Passpoint certification—the release 1 features—has tipped the scales and will become a required feature for all new phones. But Passpoint release 2 may never be adopted.

07/22/2016

The Wi-Fi network edge leads in an SDN world

The Wi-Fi network edge leads in an SDN world

Software-defined networking's (SDN) centralized, abstracted network model must be fed with the current state of the network. That information will come from the Wi-Fi network edge.

07/08/2016

New life for residential Wi-Fi

New life for residential Wi-Fi

Two new residential Wi-Fi products improve the home Wi-Fi experience, but the industry and standards bodies must do more.

06/22/2016

The IoT market is unlikely to create a gorilla

The IoT market is unlikely to create a gorilla

The IoT market will spawn a broad range of semi-proprietary platforms with a leader for each wireless technology and end-product segment, but no dominant gorilla.

06/10/2016

How to control the stealth IoT invasion

How to control the stealth IoT invasion

IoT devices are invading the enterprise, often by stealth. This creates headaches for the network engineer, but they are manageable: an enterprise IoT management solution requires just a handful of functions.

06/03/2016

Emergency call location for mobile UC: slow progress on E911 improvements

Emergency call location for mobile UC: slow progress on E911 improvements

The current unified communications E911 system works but in the most unsatisfactory manner.

05/06/2016

WiGig reaches for 60GHz

WiGig reaches for 60GHz

The Wi-Fi Alliance's WiGig certification should be launched by the end of 2016, and indeed some products are already available. Whether it succeeds is the question.

04/29/2016

What is the future of mobile communications app security

What is the future of mobile communications app security

We are well on our way to a world where communications traffic between mobile apps will be completely secure. Monitored traffic will be encrypted and uncrackable, even with the cooperation of the app or device developers.

03/31/2016

A rocky path to market for LAA small cells

A rocky path to market for LAA small cells

To be commercially successful, small-cells need to become pervasive in public-facing enterprise and significant in private enterprise. But despite significant demand in these markets, small-cells face go-to-market challenges.

03/25/2016

Wi-Fi access for the Internet of Things can be complicated

Wi-Fi access for the Internet of Things can be complicated

Enterprise lighting, energy management and other sensors are moving to an architecture where the device hitches a ride on the Wi-Fi network, but only to connect to its service in the cloud: the WLAN is essentially transparent in the...

03/21/2016

Global regulators shape the future of LTE-U, LAA

Global regulators shape the future of LTE-U, LAA

All countries regulate RF spectrum, but the form of regulation differs. In the case of LTE-in-unlicensed-spectrum, the US regulator invites the industry to police itself, while Europeans are more rules-oriented.

03/11/2016

Important technology choices for indoor location

Important technology choices for indoor location

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is almost certainly the future technology for indoor navigation. This is not due to any technological superiority: rather, it stems from the design choices of one device maker. But BLE implementations are...

02/26/2016

How asset tracking technology has evolved

How asset tracking technology has evolved

The combination of lower cost tags, longer battery life, monthly pricing, and monitoring via smartphone apps means we’ll see a number of new asset tracking solutions unveiled in the coming months. Most will use BLE beacons, but Wi-Fi...

02/19/2016

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