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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 […]

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.

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:

Wi-Fi is not an Island

As hard as it may be to predict the future, when it comes to networking technologies, one thing is for sure: The future is wireless! According to a study by the New Jersey Institute of Technology, by 2019 only 19% of Internet traffic will come from wired devices, while 81% will arise from wireless ones. […]

How Wi-Fi is revolutionizing healthcare

The healthcare sector is undergoing a remarkable change. Whereas the quality of treatment used to be the sole consideration for patients choosing a hospital or clinic, today other criteria have also come to play a role—primarily the presence of wireless Internet access. More and more hospitals and healthcare facilities are hoping to attract patients by […]

Getting to Grips with Switch Security – 4 Ways of Using 802.1X

802.1X Switch Security Standard

When you visit a company or public building these days, on arrival you often receive the Wi‑Fi login data for the free guest access. In most cases, hotspots that offer guest access are securely separated from the company network and prevent any access to internal data. So when it comes to wireless network security, we […]