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Are you ready for your building's 'Super Bowl' of wireless demand?

Huge wireless traffic demands caused by big sporting events have led stadiums to innovate with new methods of network deployment and operation. Big buildings of all kinds can learn from stadiums how to prepare for wireless demands...

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Why 5G is bringing edge computing and automation front and center

The adoption of 5G and edge computing will drive new expectations for an always-on, high performing network and services, which will lead many enterprises to embrace automation.

How to test wireless M2M IoT devices for network readiness

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is a significant and growing subset of the larger Internet of Things (IoT) movement, so you have to ask, “Is my network ready for machine-to-machine (M2M) devices?” IoT can include vehicles...

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Mingis on Tech: A preview of Mobile World Congress 2018

This year's big show in Barcelona begins Feb. 26, and while hardware announcements are always part of the event, attendees are more likely to hear a lot about 5G networking.

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Managing open-source mobile security and privacy for activists worldwide | Salted Hash Ep 18

Nathan Freitas, who heads The Guardian Project, talks with host Steve Ragan and senior writer J.M. Porup about the group's easy-to-use secure apps, open-source software libraries, and customized mobile devices being used around the...

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Aerohive’s Atom boldly goes where no Wi-Fi has gone before

Aerohive's new Atom pluggable Wi-Fi devices let businesses cost-effectively extend wireless networks to hard-to-reach places.

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5G won’t cope, terahertz will provide more bandwidth

Researchers say 5G won't be able to accommodate the growing demand for bandwidth. Terahertz-frequency networks, with their larger capacity and smaller power needs, will be the better option.

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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s new Wi-Fi products are 'Stellar'

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's new Stellar Wi-Fi products complement its Aruba OEM agreement and offer customers price-competitive solutions that are easy to deploy and manage.

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What is the Industrial IoT? And why the stakes are so high

The Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, connects machines and devices in industries such as transportation, power generation, and healthcare. The potential is high and so are the risks.

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REVIEW: 5 top hardware-based Wi-Fi test tools

Software tools for testing Wi-Fi can run on a laptop, but dedicated hardware tools offer the convenience of a sometimes less cumbersome form-factor that are compact enough to fit in the pouch of a laptop bag. This article looks at...

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Aruba v Aerohive in customer reviews

Users of Aruba and Aerohive's wireless gear comment on what they like and what they don't based on their first-hand experiences.

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Getting grounded in intent-based networking

This package provides essential information to help networking pros weigh if and when to jump in on IBN.

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What is MU-MIMO and why you need it in your wireless routers

MU-MIMO (which stands for multi-user, multiple input, multiple output) was created to support environments where multiple users are trying to access a wireless network at the same time. With the expected release of 802.11ax, MU-MIMO...

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Amazon Is Offering a $40-Off Deal On Its Echo Spot Devices

For the first time, Amazon has discounted its Echo Spot device by $40 when you buy a pair of them.

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Get 2 USB-C to USB 6-foot Cables For $9.49 Right Now On Amazon

These cables from Anker are long and durable, and currently discounted a significant percentage off its typical list price.

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Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 to secure modern networks

IoT, public access and networks will all feel the impact of Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3), a new standard of Wi-Fi security.

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Anker's Twin USB High Speed Car Phone Charger Is Just $8.99 Right Now

The car charger, which is typically priced around $12, is available for $9 right now on Amazon, where it averages 4.7 out of 5 stars from over 500 customers.

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Is Cisco's Mobility Express right for you?

Cisco has staked a claim in the wireless infrastructure space with its Mobility Express, designed to easily set up WLANs. Learn what it is and whether it’s right for you.

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