Posts tagged IEEE

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

Hotspot 2.0 – Re-defining Wireless Access

Early this year, New York City announced that it was replacing its public phone booths with fast and free public Wi-Fi hotspots. The sheer scale of this network is not the only thing of interest, though. These hotspots differ from most of those we may be familiar with. They use a technology called Hotspot 2.0, […]

Celebrating 30 years of Wi-Fi – Cradle in Europe

When searching the web, there is no distinct or formalized date of birth of wireless LAN to be found, let alone a place of birth. Some of us may get the feeling that this key communication technology of our age was invented just a couple of years ago.