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World’s first Wi-Fi 7 router hits the market

H3C’s Magic BE18000 is the first Wi-Fi 7 access point offered for retail sale.

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Private 5G growth stymied by pandemic, lack of hardware

It's still early days for private 5G networks, as a majority of enterprises are waiting for devices to mature, standards to progress, and solid use cases to emerge.

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What is Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), and why do we need it?

Wi-Fi 6 is the latest wireless standard that is designed for dense deployments like stadiums and offices, but an even faster standard, Wi-Fi 6E, is enabling emerging technologies like virtual reality and 4K/8K video

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Suprise! The internet of things doesn’t necessarily include the internet

Connected devices need a safe, reliable network of things (NoT) that ties them together, but that glue is likely IoT-specific protocols, not the internet.

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Private 5G: 4 things that determine if you need it

Private 5G is a major step, so consider what devices need it, whether they move around and require privacy, and whether Wi-Fi you already have meets the need.

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Private 5G: Its use in enterprises faces challenges

The availability of services from AWS, Cisco and HPE is propelling private 5G forward, but enterprises still have to contend with the technology's costs, device limitations, and competition from established alternatives such as Wi-Fi...

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Extreme Networks: Supply chain-woes, backlogs, higher prices

Extreme Networks Q3 financial results reveal double-digit revenue gains despite an increasing backlog of orders.

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Duke University to test private LTE/5G network using CBRS spectrum

Pilot program launched by Cisco, DISH Wireless, Duke and Internet2 aims to demonstrate the practicality of low-cost, shared wireless spectrum using CBRS.

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10 most powerful Wi-Fi vendors

Cisco, HPE-Aruba, Ubiquiti, CommScope are driving the transition from Wi-Fi 5 to Wi-Fi 6 and beyond with automation, AI and machine learning

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Multilink technology and big spectrum gains will drive Wi-Fi 7

Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) will take advantage of the 6GHz spectrum recently allocated to unlicensed wireless technology.

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What is beamforming and how does it make wireless better?

Beamforming uses the science of electromagnetic interference to make Wi-Fi and 5G connections more precise.

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9 career-boosting Wi-Fi certifications

Networking and security pros can benefit from adding vendor-neutral or vendor-specific certifications to your resume

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Wi-Fi 6E scarcity has enterprises delaying upgrades until Wi-Fi 7 gear ships

As supply-chain woes make Wi-Fi 6E gear hard to find, enterprises are opting to delay upgrades until Wi-Fi 7 is available late next year.

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What is MU-MIMO, and why is it essential for Wi-Fi 6 and 6E?

Multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output technology supports concurrent users accessing Wi-Fi 6 and 6E networks in both uplink and downlink scenarios

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Mobile Wi-Fi: How a wireless router helped catch a thief

When a crook stole a transit-authority maintenance vehicle, the IT team hit the road and tracked it to a local chop shop.

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Cisco ups its game in top-shelf enterprise switching, Wi-Fi, 5G

Cisco adds high-end wired and wireless Catalyst gear and announces private 5G-as-a-service with partners.

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

A court win and a compromise with the Federal Aviation Administration show that the FCC’s efforts to pry open more spectrum for broadband will move ahead.

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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.

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