Arguably, with faster transmission speeds and more reliability, the only network an enterprise needs is a wireless one. That is one of the factors driving the adoption of the 802.11ac Wi-Fi protocol.
BYOD users are accustomed to ubiquitous connectivity at home and in public places. When these users come into work, they expect the same level of connectivity, but they often find that it is inferior to those other venues.
Speaking of the deluge of data and the Internet of Things, wireless networks will soon be overtaxed too under that strain. The New Jersey Institute of Technology made an infographic which outlines the differences between 3G and 4G Lte and predicts the arrival of 5G networks. Trust me, you want to see this!
Upgrading wireless networks to 802.11ac--and then on to Wave 2 later this year--can be a tricky task even in the best situations. Enterprises are still moving to the latest wireless standard, but with a rapidly increasing number of devices supporting it and the overall benefit of faster transfer speeds, it's a justifiable network upgrade project.
While it seems reasonable to treat wireline and wireless networks carriers the same when it comes to net neutrality rules for the Internet, there might be less to the controversy than meets the eye. Mobile users are much more likely to use their devices to download apps than to the surf the web. So mobile users might have settled the issue regardless of what the FCC ultimately decides.
Bring-your-own-device practices continue to rise among organizatonsm but on college campuses they are taken-for-granted fact of life now.
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The explosion in smartphones is expected to push small cell backhaul revenues past $500 million by 2017, according to a new report by the Dell'Oro Group.
Cisco unveiled this Tuesday new enterprise Wi-Fi products based on the next-generation 802.11ac standard that offers data speeds up to 1.3 Gbps for Wave 1, with an upgrade to 6 Gbps when Wave 2 becomes available within 12 to 18 months.
A new report on the sustainability of cloud services has turned conventional wisdom on its head by blaming the access networks for taking up the lion's share of energy consumption.