Why Wi-Fi Needs More Spectrum

More than thirty years ago when Wi-Fi was still a nascent technology, a limited amount of mid-band radio spectrum was available for unlicensed use. While this spectrum has only seen minor additions since then, the number of wireless devices bustling around in this limited part of the radio spectrum has skyrocketed – but

When Networks Become Virtual

In 2016 analysts Gartner declared that the industry trend of server virtualization had reached maturity. Almost twenty years after the introduction of the very first virtualization functions, some of the companies questioned during the survey declared they had already virtualized 90% of their servers. On average, firms reported that they had a virtualization rate of […]

At the Last Moment: EU Commission Stops Wi-Fi Market Access Blockade!

At the Last Moment: EU Commission Stops Wi-Fi Market Access Blockade!

The Wi-Fi industry has hotly anticipated this day for months: After initially downplaying the problem and months of unfathomable denial in Brussels, the EU Commission yesterday—just five days before the deadline—averted the impending EU-wide suspension of sales of Wi-Fi products with the introduction of an interim solution.

LANCOM Celebrates its Birthday: 15 Years of Networking Technology “Made in Germany”

Remember the year 2002? Almost the entire IT industry was adrift in the wake of the dot-com bubble that burst in March 2000. The future of many companies remained uncertain. The worst possible time to start an IT company, you might think. We took the risk nevertheless and, in May 2002, we started our business […]

Public or Private Cloud – Network Management Models Explained

The abundance of cloud-based offerings for enterprises has grown steadily in recent years, and a multitude of new business models and deployment models have emerged. Public and private cloud offerings exist in parallel, and between them is a spectrum of hybrid systems.

Wireless in the mountains

On the ski slopes without a smartphone? Unthinkable for so many people today. Sharing snapshots of that final ski run, or of lunch at the mountain lodge have become as much a part of a skiing holiday as après-ski. It is therefore no surprise that tourists and ski resorts increasingly rely on wireless Internet via […]

SDN – The Game Changer for Retail

“Things were better in the good old days.” There are frustrated network engineers out there who may be tempted to use this terse statement. What used to be a few switches and routers for connection, configuration and integration into the network has today become hundreds or even thousands of devices that need to be integrated […]

Network Trends – What to expect in 2017

LANCOM Systems LN-1702acn WLAN Access Point

Take a look at the leading network technology trends for 2017 and you simply cannot ignore the dominance of “digitalization” or, as some are calling it, the “age of digital transformation” we are currently going through. It seems as if everything is going “digital”, be it in production, services, processes or applications.

Wi-Fi market access blockade looms: EU Commission must act now!

A few weeks ago, our Wi-Fi world was shaken to its foundations. In October we learned that the introduction of a new EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED 2014/53/EC) for radio products is threatening to cause a complete blockade to market access of Wi-Fi products from mid-2017. If the current situation does not change, the consequences […]

The future is software-defined networking

Software-Defined-Networking (SDN) by LANCOM, the LANCOM Management Cloud

Guest Post by LANCOM Systems Founder Ralf Koenzen about the growing importance of software-defined-networking: Anybody who follows developments here at LANCOM will know that, since 2014, we have intensively been working on the way networks will look in the future. There is a background to this effort: