Three Cisco product lines received an infusion of new products. Cisco's Catalyst, ASR and Aironet lines were beefed up this week as part of the company's ongoing digital transformation initiatives. The updates aim to solve a problem network professionals are having with performance and reliability.
Users of smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile are reporting that their phones are connecting to the cellular network for data even when Wi-Fi is available, which is pushing some of them over their data caps, reported Paul Thurrott with Thurrott.com.
Fueled in part by increasing enterprise use, in-building mobile data traffic is forecast by ABI Research to growth by more than 600 percent by 2020.
Celeno Communications unveiled a product at the Consumer Electronics Show that provides zero touch provisioning and self-optimization of home Wi-Fi, even if it's across multiple access points, repeaters, extenders, IoT hubs and gateways.
Wi-Fi is Wi-Fi, right? Aside from speeds and radio bands used, there generally seems very little difference between different vendors' wireless networking options, particularly in the home. New technology from Qualcomm Atheros may change that, though.
The networking industry, like any industry that has been around for so long, always seems to be in the midst of consolidations. Larger vendors frequently purchase smaller companies, beefing up specific capabilities to address enterprise customer needs or buying their way into emerging markets.
Enterprise networking and, to a lesser extent, unified communications has a tendency to stall for years at a time with incremental improvements and slow evolution of the technologies involved. The last couple of years have been promising more rapid changes within the space, though.
Google announced Tuesday its Project Fi wireless carrier has started supporting data-only devices.
As we come ever closer to the final days of 2015, I've been thinking back to much of the news we've covered in FierceEnterpriseCommunications this year. Besides the trends of software-defined networking and open networking, one of the interesting trends I've enjoyed writing about is the use of light in some way in networking.
The case for installing networking capabilities into lighting just got stronger. Philips, one of the world's largest manufacturers of light bulbs, has inked a deal with Cisco, SAP and Bosch to work on networked lighting technologies.