Wi-Fi

With internet access increasingly seen as a human right, Wi-Fi continues to have an important role to play. Like LTE it is evolving, to better meet users' requirements and is moving towards being a managed service at the enterprise-level

News

Outdoor WiFi access point launched

Cambium Networks has launched what it calls an “advanced enterprise class outdoor WiFi access point for enterprise and industrial campuses.”

The cloud-managed product – which is known as the cnPilot e700 – provides Gigabit throughput, and 802.11ac Wave 2 connectivity ...

WiFi optimisation product announced

WiFi software specialist Fontech has launched its WiFi self-organizing networks (SON) product.

The solution is designed to help operators gain full visibility of their WiFi networks through the use of real time data, as well turning access points into managed hotspots ...

Decade-old WiFi security protocol to be phased-out

The Wi-Fi Alliance has launched what it calls “the next generation of WiFi security,” Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WPA3. The protocol will replace WPA2, which is over ten years old.

According to the organisation, WPA3 is designed to enable “more robust authentication”, as well as ...

Khan sets out plan to make London the world’s smartest city

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has today (11 June) published his vision to make London the world’s smartest city and launched a city-wide initiative to use the capital’s tech talent to tackle some of its challenges – including poor air quality, urban design and digital ...

Gatwick rolls out monster IT network

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has updated Gatwick Airport’s IT infrastructure, a move intended to both futureproof the system and make it more tolerant to disruption.

The new meshed network – which is built on “many multiples of 40Gb connections” – is designed to ...

In-Depth

Comms in factories

The connected factory holds much promise for manufacturers, but if its full potential is to be realised, a raft of practical issues need to be considered and resolved, as Sam Fenwick discovers

Steve Johnson, Ruckus’s regional director, Northern Europe, sets the scene: ...

Keeping the wheels turning

(Advertorial) Whether your requirement is for wide area communications or in-building lone worker protection, TASSTA has you covered

Three of the industries that are most in need of wide area coverage are public transport road haulage and parcel delivery. Kaveh ...

Intelligent Wi-Fi

Thorsten Freitag, VP EMEA of Mist, talks to Sam Fenwick about how his company’s use of machine learning is making it easier to manage and troubleshoot Wi-Fi networks

Anyone’s experience of using Wi-Fi knows that service at large venues can be patchy and a host of ...

Buying mobile data terminals?

Mobile data terminals can greatly improve the efficiency of vehicle-based operations. But, asks Vaughan O’Grady, do you need high-performance software and hardware – or can a modest outlay serve your needs just as well?

Mobile data terminals (MDTs) – computerised ...

Best in show

Providing visitors with good connectivity in exhibition venues with Wi-Fi is not easy. Sam Fenwick gathers some tips on how to improve performance.

When you go to any exhibition hall, visitors and exhibitors increasingly expect good connectivity. It directly benefits ...

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