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Wi-Fi 6E & Co.: What to expect of Wi-Fi in 2021

The USA has shown us the way—and the rest of the world is hurrying to catch up. So far, Chile, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and the UK have approved the 6-GHz band for unlicensed use. A large, new frequency block in the 6-GHz band is opening up in May, in Europe, too. As […]

6 GHz band: The stage is set for Wi-Fi 6E

Around 15 years ago, for the last time spectrum was released for Wi-Fi in Europe. A lot has happened on the wireless market since then: Rapidly growing numbers of Wi-Fi devices such as tablets and smartphones have become a part of everyday life. Wi-Fi is now an indispensable way of transporting data and services and, […]

Troubleshooting made easy – fixing your Wi-Fi

WLAN Anomaly detection LANCOM Systems

Your wireless channels are creaking and crackling. Data packets are transmitting at snail’s pace, or not at all. The 5-GHz band is unusable, and the customer is unhappy. So what’s going on? Interference in your wireless LAN! For an IT admin this can mean troubleshooting their Wi-Fi, a tedious job that eats up considerable amounts […]

Just don’t lose control over your Wi-Fi

Be it at work or in your own home: Fast and secure Wi-Fi is pretty much taken for granted these days. When it comes to security, the reality may look very different. Or are you able to keep track of exactly who is in your company network at all times?

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. 

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

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.