It seems hard to believe, but the 802.11 wireless networking standard is 25 years old as of this month.
Enterprises are confronting a proliferation of mobile devices that are stressing their Wi-Fi networks, often to the breaking point.To help enterprises take advantage of higher speeds offered by 802.11 ac Wave 2 speeds, Xirrus introduced Wednesday its Xtreme Density 2 (XD2) Wave 2 Wi-Fi access point.
Cambium Networks took the wraps off of cnPilot, a new product portfolio of 802.11ac wireless network products that are fully managed from the cloud.
With the proliferation of mobile devices and the ongoing Internet of Things trend, there are more and more endpoints connecting to the network; and according to Chris Spain, vice president of product management for Cisco's enterprise networking group, even as these devices make our lives easier, they're also taxing the network.
As the network continues to evolve, there are always challenges networking professionals face, but with significant changes to network design finding their way into enterprises, the technology challenges today are huge.
The next wave of wireless access points are starting to hit the market. Cisco is among the first to release not only 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access points, but also Wave 2-compliant controllers.
There's a good chance that if you're reading this, you spend at least some time in airports, whether it's the annual family getaway or you're heading to one of several industry conferences to hear about the latest and greatest. There's also a good chance you've had the unfortunate experience of poor airport Wi-Fi.
Wave 1 and Wave 2 of the 802.11ac wireless LAN protocol share the same IEEE digits, but the differences between them may mean significant re-architecting of the network to ensure Wave 2 functions as...
The much-discussed 802.11ac Wave 2 is finally hitting the market. And it looks like Wi-Fi vendor Ruckus Wireless may be the first to make a Wave 2 access point available. The company announced the ZoneFlex R710, which will be available before the end of the quarter.
Wireless local area network gear revenue totaled close to $5 billion in 2014, an anemic 6 percent year-over-year growth, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.