Cybersecurity and consumer rights: the EU triple jump

If you have been around since the earliest days of the digital revolution, you won’t know it any other way: Electronic devices age fast, they go wrong, they die sudden deaths, they get hacked, or all at once they are incompatible with the state of the art. A couple of years go by, and what […]

AWS, Azure & Co: Drivers for virtual routers and SD-WAN

In times of constantly growing demands on company IT infrastructures, the importance of using the available resources efficiently cannot be understated. A growing trend in recent years is the outsourcing of IT services to the data centers and clouds at Amazon, Microsoft and Co. At companies of all sizes, this continues to be a driving […]

Unlikely Twins: Cloud-managed Wi-Fi and Software-defined WLAN

Years back in the early days of wireless LAN technology, Wi-Fi installations were only used selectively. Managing those networks was relatively easy as they often consisted of only one or a few wireless devices. But Wi-Fi quickly became a key technology in connecting devices and people all over the globe

WiFi4EU: Registration started

WiFi4EU funding Wi-Fi European Commission

The EU announced this ambitious project back in mid-2017: EUR 120 million of European funding will help communities across the EU to setup free Wi-Fi hotspots for citizens. The name: WiFi4EU. Now the time has come. Since last week, municipalities and IT service providers have been able to register for WiFi4EU. 

Streamline Your Network with SD-WAN

In our ever faster moving world of interconnectivity of everything and the all-encompassing digitalization and automation of workflows and business processes, we expect IT networks to follow suit. However, traditional networks are increasingly struggling to meet these expectations. Their complexity demands a considerable level of expert knowledge and effort to integrate new devices or locations, […]

802.11ax: Is Europe missing the next big step in Wi-Fi?

The coming Wi-Fi standard IEEE 802.11ax is an omnipresent subject at trade fairs and is equally gaining traction in the media. The tenor is always the same: In the world of Wireless LAN, ax is the next big thing. Many see this new standard as the answer for the overcrowded radio networks of the future. […]

How SDN Creates New Business for the Channel

SDN LMC Cloud NaaS IaaS Channel

Wherever you look, the digital transformation is underway. Old business models disappear or are being replaced by new, digital processes, which are turning traditional approaches upside down. While stable and reliable networks have always been an important basis for digitalization, digital transformation brings new challenges – not only to manufacturers and users, but also to […]

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.