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Retail's Wi-Fi indoor analytics installations jumped 400% last year

Total Wi-Fi indoor analytics installations in retail were up almost 400 percent year over year in 2015, according to the latest stats from ABI.

Spotlight: Mojo Networks goes head-to-head against Wi-Fi competitors on price

Mojo Networks is looking to compete with other Wi-Fi access point vendors, and the vendor's latest strategy is to drop the price of its 802.11ac access points.

HPE and NEC expand partnership to mobile-first networking initiatives

HPE and NEC are expanding on an existing multi-year partnership to pair HPE's wired and wireless networking portfolio with NEC's SDN products in an effort to capitalize on mobile-first...

Brocade gets into Wi-Fi in a big way through planned Ruckus Wireless acquisition

Brocade is looking to increase its presence in wireless networking. The company just signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ruckus Wireless, a provider of Wi-Fi products for enterprises and service providers.

TP-Link nixes use of open source firmware on Wi-Fi routers to comply with new FCC regulations

Citing new Federal Communications Commission requirements, networking equipment vendor TP-Link plans to block the use of open source firmware, including DD-WRT and OpenWRT, on its routers.

Spotlight: Despite regulations, Wi-Fi hotspot jamming persists

Although the Federal Communications Commission has come down on the side of the consumer in this case, many organizations (like hotels) are still blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots.

Aruba boosts Wi-Fi performance with Clarity software, launches new Wave 2 APs

New software from Aruba could enable network administrators to predict Wi-Fi issues so they can proactively correct the problem. Aruba Clarity provides visibility into the Wi-Fi access layer at the user, device and application levels. Designed as a software module for the Aruba AirWave network management tool, Clarity provides intuitive forensics so proactive measures can be taken, reducing hiccups in service, downtime and end-user tickets.

HPE's networking business looks strong in Q1 results

Hewlett Packard Enterprise looks to be on good footing in the networking realm with the release of the results for its first quarter of fiscal 2016. It's the first quarter since the former HP split off into two separate organizations, with HPE taking on most of the company's networking and enterprise services and software businesses.

Has Eero solved the home Wi-Fi user's connectivity woes?

I like the simplicity of what Eero promises, but it also strikes me as a problem that could be much more affordable with a few more traditional home routing problems and a little bit of networking know-how. Even so, the reviews so far are quite favorable. The Engadget review, for instance, is practically a love letter to the device.

Cell carriers and Wi-Fi networks may be on a spectrum collision course

Future use of the LTE-unlicensed spectrum could bring cellular carriers head-to-head with Wi-Fi networks, particularly in residential zones.